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
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
Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin dressed in Kazakh traditional clothing after touching back down on Earth Credit: Reuters

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