Live coverage: Three-man station crew lands in Kazakhstan
Two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut boarded their Soyuz MS-06 landing craft for a homecoming Tuesday night, U.S. time, concluding 168 days in orbit. The trio undocked from the International Space Station at 5:08 p.m. EST (2208 GMT), and landed on the snowy steppe of Kazakhstan at 9:31 p.m. EST (0231 GMT Wednesday).
Photos: Russian cargo freighter blasts off from snow-covered launch pad
Spacewalking astronauts complete robot arm work
Progress supply ship docks with International Space Station
Soyuz rocket launches cargo freighter to International Space Station
Resupply launch scrubbed, thwarting fast-track rendezvous with space station
Soyuz rocket positioned on launch pad for station resupply flight
A Russian Soyuz booster and an automated Progress resupply ship reached their launch pad Friday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, two days before firing into orbit test out a new expedited rendezvous sequence that will culminate in the Progress spacecraft’s docking with the International Space Station just three-and-a-half hours after launch.