Russian, North American astronauts return to earth

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Canadian David Saint-Jacques touched down on the Kazakh steppe at 0247 GMT. (File photo: AFP)

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.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:04 - GMT 11:04
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