A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the Worldwide House Station (ISS) landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a five-month mission, a NASA TV stay broadcast confirmed.
The spacecraft introduced again Randy Bresnik from the U.S. Nationwide Aeronautics and House Administration, Sergey Ryazanskiy from Russian area company Roscosmos, and Italy’s Paolo Nespoli with the European House Company.
The capsule landed within the windswept and snow-covered steppe in Kazakhstan’s central Karaganda area at 2.37 pm (0837 GMT).
Smiling Ryazanskiy was the primary to emerge from the capsule’s hatch, assisted by rescue employees.
The trio’s departure has decreased to simply three the crew of the ISS, a $100 billion lab that flies about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth.
On Dec. 17, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishege Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company will blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome, additionally in Kazakhstan, to affix the ISS crew.
(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Modifying by John Stonestreet and Edmund Blair)
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