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Paolo Nespoli returned to Earth

Rome, Italy - "VITA" mission ended after 139 days since last July 28

ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli landed back on Earth early yesterday morning after 139 days in space. The ride home from the International Space Station (ISS) required braking from 28,800 km/h to a standstill in barely three hours. Paolo and crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergei Ryazansky of Roscosmos touched down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 08:37 GMT. The Soyuz MS-05...

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