Billionaut Simonyi to Stay in Space Extra Day Due to Weather

Soyuz spacecraft return to Earth postponed until April 8
RIA Novosti

A landing capsule from the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, carrying U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke, Russian Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov and U.S. space tourist Charles Simonyi, was originally scheduled to return to Earth on April 7.

“The landing has been rescheduled for April 8 at 11.00 Moscow time [07.00 GMT], to the north-east of Dzheskazgan [in Kazakhstan],” a Roscosmos spokesman said, without specifying the reasons for the delay.

However, a spokesman for Russia’s air navigation service told RIA Novosti that the delay was due to spring floods at the planned landing site on the Kazakh steppe.

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