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article imageZero-gravity fun on the ISS prior to returning home (video)

By Anne Sewell     Apr 27, 2012 in Science
Before returning home after six months aboard the International Space Station, the astronauts had a little fun with zero-gravity.
After six months on the International Space Station, astronauts decided to ham it up for the camera before undocking the ship ready to return to Earth.
All six astronauts performed a display of zero-gravity poses, spinning each other around and performing somersaults in the ISS laboratory, with much hilarity.
NASA astronaut Daniel Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Invanishvin and Anton Shkaplerov have completed their mission on the International Space Station and left for home at 08:18 GMT.
After separating from the space station, the Soyuz TMA-22 flew for several hours before entering Earth's atmosphere.
The team touched down around 88 kilometers northeast of Arkalyk village in Kazakhstan at 12:46 GMT.
Originally the team was intended to return to Earth on March 16. However their return was delayed by the launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M carrying the next crew for the ISS.
Great fun was had by all.
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