International Space Station Trio Return to Earth
A crew of astronauts landed safely back on Earth Friday morning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station.
NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui touched down shortly after 8 a.m. EST, according to NASA. The trio landed in Kazakhstan on the Russian-built Soyuz capsule, which undocked from the space station at around 4:49 a.m. EST. While aboard the station, Lindgren participated in two spacewalks with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, to perform maintenance work on the station and to prepare it for the arrival of commercial crew vehicles sometime in 2017.Details