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    MOSCOW, April 14 (RIA Novosti) - The crew of the eighth orbital expedition, American Michael Foale and Russian Alexander Kaleri, are completing work on the International Space Station and getting ready to go home. Their return is scheduled for April 30, the Mission Control Centre has said.

    They have replaced the fan in the cooling system of the descent craft Soyuz TMA-3 and charged storage batteries in two satellite telephones Motorola.

    The two continue stationary-bicycle and running-road training to toughen their muscles before going back.

    Commander Michael Foale has completed the PFMI experiment, studying skin porosity processes in zero gravity, and held FOOT research work, determining the crewmen's loss of osseous mass.

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