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At least four Russian cosmonauts, including veteran space flyer Gennady Padalka, are set to leave the Russian cosmonaut corps either by free will or because of health reasons, according to a report from the Russian government news agency Tass.
The most experienced space-flyer and two his comrades have returned to Earth from the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-16M on Sept. 11, 2015 (Sept. 12 local time). With their safe touch down on the steppes of Kazakhstan, a roughly six-month chapter of the station's history draws to a close.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A trio of veteran astronauts are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) following a picture perfect launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday March 27 (1:42 a.m., March 28 Baikonur time).