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New Cosmonauts, Old Station
News story originally written on August 13, 1997

Two Mir crewmembers are heading home after an eventful stay on the space station. Cosmonauts Vasily Tsibliyev and Alexander Lazutkin are leaving Mir early Thursday morning. They are being replaced by Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov. Astronaut Mike Foale is staying until September.

The new crewmembers are going to try and repair the damage caused by the collision in June. They have to do a spacewalk inside the damaged lab because there is no air in it. The spacewalk has been delayed (past August 20th) because there has been a main computer breakdown.

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