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A Soft Landing for Brazil's First Astronaut

April 09, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Brazil's first astronaut safely returned from a 10-day trip in space with a Russian-U.S. crew that had spent six months on the International Space Station.

The Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe with Marcos Pontes, American Bill McArthur and Russian Valery Tokarev aboard. McArthur and Tokarev have been replaced by Pavel Vinogradov of Russia and Jeffrey Williams of the U.S.

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