RUSSIAN, SLOVAK COSMONAUTS RETURN FROM MIR
> RUSSIAN, SLOVAK COSMONAUTS RETURN FROM MIRTwo cosmonauts, a Russian and a Slovak, landed safely in the snowy steppes
Kazakhstan early on Sunday after a successful flight back from the Mir
station. Russia's Gennady Padalka ended a six-month mission on the ageing
station and Slovakia's Ivan Bella returned home as scheduled after less
week in orbit.
Carried away smiling and laughing