Three U.S. and Russian astronauts ended a 159-day mission to the International Space Station early March 16 as their Soyuz TMA-0M1/24S spacecraft parachuted safely into wintry Kazakhstan. Expedition 26 crewmembers Scott Kelly of NASA and cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka were greeted by helicopter search-and-rescue crews, minutes after landing northeast of Arkalyk at 3:54 a.m. EDT, or 1:54 p.m. local time. All three appeared to be in good shape as they were pulled from ...

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