The Canadian Press

2009-12-02 | Canada Space Thirsk

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Record-breaking Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk returned to Earth December 1st after spending six months aboard the International Space Station, where one of the goals of the six astronauts was to gather information on the effects of space on the body. The Canadian space veteran declared he would jump at the opportunity to spend more time on the orbiting space outpost. The native of New Westminster, BC, returned to Earth inside a cramped Russian Soyuz spacecraft, with two fellow crewmates. Thirsk had a colorful description of the landing in Kazakhstan. (Thirsk's stay on ISS marked a pair of firsts -- not only was it the longest space stay for a Canadian, but it also marked the first time two Canadians had ever crossed paths in outer space.)

Date: 2009-12-02
Placeline: MOSCOW.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << imagine being stuffed into a Volkswagen Beetle going to ride on a roller coaster going to a laser light show and riding on the back of a bucking bronco combine all these things together * 10 and that's what it's like to land in the soyuz >>


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