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Russian, North American astronauts return to earth

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The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia’s space program returned to earth on Tuesday.

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Canadian Space Agency record-holder David Saint-Jacques touched down on the Kazakh steppe at 0247 GMT.