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Astronauts return home after record-breaking ISS mission

Three astronauts are on their way back to Earth from the International Space Station. A month-long technical delay led to Flight Engineer Samantha

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Astronauts return home after record-breaking ISS mission

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Three astronauts are on their way back to Earth from the International Space Station.

A month-long technical delay led to Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency spending 200 days in orbit – a record time for a female astronaut on a single mission.

Once unlocked from the ISS, their Soyuz spacecraft is due to land in Kazakhstan after a return flight of a few hours.

NASA estimate they have travelled more than 135 million kilometres since their voyage began in November.

You can watch their return live here:

Watch a Euronews interview with the astronauts while they were in space: