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Crew back on Earth after almost one year in space

By Agencies in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan | China Daily | Updated: 2016-03-03 08:22

Long stay in space studies physical effects on human body and a manned Mars mission

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth on Wednesday after spending almost a year in space in a groundbreaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars.

"We have landing," Russian Mission Control confirmed after the trio touched down southeast of the settlement of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan.

Crew back on Earth after almost one year in space

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