Perfect space landing after a 61 million mile trip

A Russian Soyuz capsule made a perfect 'bull's eye' landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan today, delivering a Russian-American trio from the International Space Station.

NASA's Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin spent 144 days in space on a journey of almost 61 million miles.

NASA's Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin wrapped in blankets after leaving the Soyuz space capsule Credit: Reuters
Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin dressed in Kazakh traditional clothing after touching back down on Earth Credit: Reuters