A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three crew members from the International Space Station has touched down in Kazakhstan.
Just before landing, Mission Control outside Moscow lost contact with the craft for a few minutes, causing brief concern.
The next launch of a manned Soyuz spacecraft to the space station is scheduled for November 12.
That launch had to be pushed back from September after an accident in August involving an unmanned Russian cargo ship bound for the station.
compiled from agency reports