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Astronauts return to Earth

2009-08-02 01:50:07 GMT2009-08-02 09:50:07 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Astronaut Koichi Wakata (R) of the Japanese space agency JAXA, and other crew members take part in a news conference after they returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 31, 2009. From right are Wakata, David Wolf, Thomas Marshburn, Julie Payette of the Canadian Space Agency, Christopher Cassidy, Pilot Douglas Hurley and Mission Commander Mark Polansky.(Reuters Photo)

Space shuttle Endeavour Mission Commander Mark Polansky (Bottom) and Pilot Douglas Hurley lead the crew onto the tarmac after returning to Earth at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 31, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Astronaut Koichi Wakata (R) of the Japanese space agency JAXA, and David Wolf take part in a news conference after they returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 31, 2009. Endeavour completes a mission to the International Space Station, where Wakata has spent the last four months.(Reuters Photo)

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette (L) and astronaut David Wolf pose for a picture beneath the space shuttle Endeavour after it touched down at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 31, 2009. Endeavour completes a mission to the International Space Station.(Reuters Photo)

Astronaut Koichi Wakata (R) of the Japanese space agency JAXA, and other crew members take part in a news conference after they returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 31, 2009.

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