Hours before three International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers descended safely to Earth aboard their Soyuz 26 capsule early Sept. 16, the NASA-led Space Station Control board approved plans to resume launches of the Russian spacecraft on Nov. 14, a schedule that would prevent a temporary interruption in the staffing of the 15-nation orbiting science laboratory. Crew launches of the Soyuz FG have been on hold since the failed Aug. 24 launch of the Progress 44 supply craft, which was ...


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