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Changes aboard Space Station Mir
News story originally written on February 18, 1998
The Mir space station crew is about to change. Two cosmonauts, Solovyov
and Vinogradov, will leave from Mir on Thursday. These two cosmonauts have been on Mir since August! Do you think you'd want to stay that long?
The French researcher Leopald Eyharts will also return to Earth with the cosmonauts. Eyharts was doing a three-week research job on Mir. He arrived in late January.
Andy Thomas will stay on the space station with Russian cosmonauts Musabayev and Budarin until the shuttle Discovery brings him home on June 7, 1998.
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