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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
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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