International space crew makes safe return to Earth from ISS
In this photo provided by NASA, the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft lands with Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Russian Flight Engineer Sergie Revin in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Padalka, Acaba and Revin returned from five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews. AP/NASA, Carla Cioffi
MOSCOW – An international trio made a safe return to Earth from the International Space Station on Monday under a crystal-clear sky in the open Kazakh steppe, NASA television images showed.
The Russian Soyuz TMA-04M capsule touched down with US astronaut Joe Acaba and cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin aboard after deploying a huge parachute and making a pin-point descent with helicopters tracking its progress.
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