Russia space agency says three stranded astronauts to return from ISS in September

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Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday the three astronauts who were left stranded by a pressure leak in their return capsule last year will be able to return on the Soyuz MS-23 replacement capsule in September.

“Initially, Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin, and Francisco Rubio were to land on Soyuz MS-22 on March 28, 2023. This is now scheduled to take place on Soyuz MS-23 in September 2023,” Roscosmos said, according to the TASS news agency.

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Both NASA and Roscosmos believe the leak was caused by a micrometeoroid -- a small particle of space rock -- hitting the capsule at high velocity.

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