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Three Soviet cosmonauts back on Earth after record flight

Cosmonauts Leonid Kizim, Vladimir Solovyov, and Oleg Atkov, who made history's longest spaceflight, returned to Earth safely Tuesday in the Soyuz T- 11 spacecraft's descent module, landing east of the city of Dzhezkazgan, the Tass news agency said. The three were pronounced well after almost eight months in weightless condition.

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