Russia’s Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft departed the International Space Station with a thee-man U.S. and Russian crew late Sept. 10, descending into Kazakhstan under parachute to bring Expedition 36, a 166-day mission, to a successful close. Cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy were quickly greeted by helicopter-borne, Russian-led recovery teams as the capsule touched down southeast of Dzhezkagan at 10:58 p.m. EDT, or Sept. 11 at 8:58 a.m. local ...

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