Weather delays return from space of Russian torchbearers, U.S. astronaut

March 10, 2014 8:43 PM

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Weather delays return from space of Russian torchbearers, U.S. astronaut

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space will have to stay in orbit one day longer than planned because of bad weather on the steppes of Kazakhstan, officials said on Monday.

Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky had been scheduled to leave the International Space Station (ISS) along with NASA's Mike Hopkins early on Tuesday and touch down in Kazakhstan at 0924 local time (2324 EDT Monday).

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