A three-man, U.S. and Russian crew departed the International Space Station (ISS) early April 27, descending to Earth aboard their 28 Soyuz spacecraft for a safe ending to a 165-day mission that was marked by major hard- and software upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s command and control functions as well as a rigorous research agenda. The TMA-22 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin was quickly greeted by helicopter-borne Russian recovery ...

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