A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) has safely landed in Kazakhstan.
The capsule touched down at 6:39 p.m. (1239 GMT) Sunday, descending under a red-and-white parachute.
The three astronauts aboard the capsule included – Russian Anton Shkaplerov, American Scott Tingle and Japan’s Norishige Kanai. With the landing, their 168-day mission came to an end.
The trio were extracted from the capsule within 30 minutes and appeared to be in good condition.
The orbiting laboratory now has a crew of three: Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev.