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Saturday 16th March, 2013
Three astronauts have returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station.
U.S. astronaut Kevin Ford and his Russian counterparts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin landed safely Saturday morning in a Russian Soyuz capsule on the snow-covered steppes of Kazakhstan.
The three men had spent 144 days on the space station.
Their return, originally scheduled for Friday, was delayed a day because of poor weather conditions in the landing area.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is now at the helm of the remaining 3-member ISS crew.
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