08/25/1998 05:43:00 Three Russian cosmonauts return safely to earth
MOSCOW, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Three Russian cosmonauts,
including former Kremlin aide Yuri Baturin, landed safely on
earth on Tuesday after returning from the Mir space station, a
Mission Control spokeswoman said.
"The space capsule with the cosmonauts landed at 9.24 a.m.
Moscow time (0523 GMT) in the Kazakh steppe," she said by
telephone from Mission Control at Korolyov, near Moscow.
The spokeswoman said the Soyuz TM-27 space craft undocked
from Mir at 6.05 a.m. Moscow time (0205 GMT).
"Cosmonauts Talgat Musabayev, Nikolai Budarin and Yuri
Baturin feel good after the landing," she said.
Musabayev and Budarin spent 207 days on Mir and Baturin had
a 12-day flight.
Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Avdeyev remain on Mir.