Video: Expedition 50 landing
Soyuz makes pinpoint landing in Kazakhstan with crew of three
Live coverage: Three-man crew closes out 173-day space mission
Outgoing space station commander Shane Kimbrough and two Russian crewmates returned to Earth on Monday, riding a Soyuz capsule in a bubble of hot plasma to a parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan. The trio undocked from the space station at 0757 GMT (3:57 a.m. EDT) and landed on the Kazakh steppe at 1120 GMT (7:20 a.m. EDT) Monday.
Photos: Space station crew rockets into orbit from Kazakhstan
Video: Soyuz capsule docks to the International Space Station
Soyuz spacecraft delivers three new residents to space station
Soyuz crew blasts off from Kazakhstan
Live coverage: Three-man crew docks with space station
A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, a Russian Air Force MiG-29 fighter pilot, and a former flight controller for Russia’s Mir space station arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, with a smooth docking aboard a Soyuz spaceship at 0952 GMT (5:52 a.m. EDT), two days after a successful launch from Kazakhstan.