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Soyuz TMA-18 landed in Kazakhstan.. / September 27, 2010 /

The Soyuz TMA-18 landed in Kazakhstan near the town of Arkalyk on Saturday, September 25, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Mission Control Center (MCC).

On board the Soyuz TMA-18 "to Earth from the ISS returned to the Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson.

Originally it was planned that the Soyuz TMA-18 "will return to Earth in the morning on September 24. However, due to the absence of signal, to seal the joint undocking for the first time in the history of manned space flight was postponed for a day. In addition, it appeared that some hatch of the Soyuz TMA-18 from the station discovered the gear with a diameter of about two centimeters, who had two broken teeth.

Conducted audits found that the signal that there is no leak was false. The appearance of broken gears until an explanation is not received.

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