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Andre Kuipers safely back on Earth
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- Title Andre Kuipers safely back on Earth
- Released 30/04/2004 7:11 am
- Copyright ESA-S.Corvaja
The 11-day DELTA mission to the International Space Station (ISS) came to a successful conclusion when the Soyuz TMA-3 command module, carrying Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers and the ISS Expedition 8 crew, touched down early morning 30 April 2004 near the town of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan at 07:12 local time (02:12 Central European Time) after a return flight of just over three hours.