Three-Man Crew Returns From Space Station To Kazakhstan

Touchdown! Expedition 53 astronauts make successful descent to Earth from ISS

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, commander of Expedition 53, returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Thursday with the expedition's two flight engineers, cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency.

The capsule landed in the snow-covered and windswept steppe in Kazakhstan's central Karaganda region. Their time aboard marked the first long-term increase in crew size on the USA segment of the International Space Station from three to four, allowing NASA to maximize time dedicated to research on the station.

The three also saw several cargo ships come and go.

Three astronauts have landed back on Earth after almost six months aboard the International Space Station.

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Bresnik has now spent a total of 150 days in space on two flights, while Ryazanskiy has 306 days in space on two flights and Nespoli has logged 313 days in space on his three flights.

"Soyuz MS-05 with the long-expedition's crew undocked the Station at 08:15 Moscow time", the Mission Control Center said.

Along with NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, Bresnik led a trio of spacewalks to replace one of two latching end effectors on the station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. After the crew undocks from the space station's Rassvet module, the travelers will spend about 3.5 hours heading back to Earth.

On Dec. 17, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishege Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome, also in Kazakhstan, to join the ISS crew. NASA TV will broadcast both the launch and docking.

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