Soyuz brings three station fliers home after 127 days aloft

Three veteran space station fliers strapped into their Soyuz ferry craft, undocked and plunged back to Earth today, making a fiery descent to a frigid pre-dawn landing in Kazakhstan to close out a 127-day stay in space.
With Soyuz commander Yuri Malenchenko strapped into the descent module’s center seat, flanked on the left by outgoing Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams and on the right by Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, the crew undocked from the station’s Russian Rassvet module at 5:26 p.m. EST as the two spacecraft sailed 250 miles above northwestern China.
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