Soyuz brings three station fliers home to pinpoint landing
Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA flight engineer bid their three space station crewmates farewell Sunday, strapped into their Soyuz ferry craft, undocked from the lab complex and fell back to Earth, making a pinpoint landing in Kazakhstan to close out a 125-day voyage.
Descending through a clear blue sky under a large orange-and-white parachute, the charred Soyuz TMA-04M descent module settled to a rocket-assisted touchdown near the town of Arkalyk at 10:53 p.m. EDT (8:53 a.m. Monday local time).
NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba relaxes and pumps his fist after being helped out of the Soyuz…
Continue reading here: Soyuz brings three station fliers home to pinpoint landing