April 20, 2008


A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying South Korea’s first astronaut landed on Saturday in northern Kazakhstan 260 miles off its mark and 20 minutes late, Russian space officials said. . . .It was not the first landing of a Soyuz capsule that has gone awry. Last October, a technical glitch sent a Soyuz spacecraft carrying Malaysia’s first space traveler and two Russian cosmonauts on a steeper-than-normal path during its return to Earth.

But everyone’s okay.

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