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June 2, 2011
Astronaut Michael R. (Rich) Clifford, right, mission specialist, says his good-bye to cosmonaut Yury I. Onufrienko, Mir-21 mission commander. The Space Shuttle Atlantis was within hours of its separation from its link with Russia's Mir Space Station. Onufrienko's crew has grown by one member, as the STS-76 crew leaves Shannon W. Lucid onboard Mir for the first leg of an almost-five-month stay.

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