International Space Station Crew Safely Returns To Earth

Crew members Chris Hadfield, Tom Marshburn, and Roman Romanenko landed their Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan Monday after spending 144 days in space aboard the International Space Station.

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U.S. astronaut Tom Marshburn ®, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko © and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sit after leaving the Russian Soyuz space capsule following its landing some 93 miles southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan.

Expedition 35 Commander Kevin Chris Hadfield and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko landed their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft in southern Kazakhstan at 10:31 p.m. EDT Monday.

Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle and adjust to gravity after 146 days in space.

The trio launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in December and spent 144 days living and working aboard the International Space Station.

Romanenko was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 7:08 p.m. Monday from the Rassvet module.

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