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Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao comments on the successful landing of Expedition 8.
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Kent Rominger, Chief of NASA's Astronaut Office, remarks on the good spirits of the Expedition 8 crew.
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Expedition 8 Post Landing
After more than six months in space, the International Space Station Expedition 8 crew returned to Earth.
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Expedition 8 Landing Confirmation
Expedition 8 experienced a successful landing confirmation.
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Expedition 8 completed a successful landing sequence.
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Expedition 8 had a successful deorbit burn after spending six months in space.
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