The U.S. and Russian space agencies have firmed up plans to return three of the International Space Station’s six astronauts to Earth on Sept. 16, a week later than initially envisioned because of the recent loss of the Progress 44 resupply mission. There was no decision on when a U.S. and Russian replacement crew will be launched. Earlier this week, Mike Suffredini, NASA’s space station program manager, said plans to launch the Soyuz TMA-04M with replacements on Sept. 21 would be ...


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