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Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Safely In Kazakhstan

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew has landed in the southern steppes of Kazakhstan, bringing an end to their 193-day mission to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz spacecraft brought back Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers, and U.S. astronaut Don Pettit.

Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and American Joseph Acaba are expected to remain onboard the orbiting space station for a further three months.

Based on reporting by AP, Interfax, and ITAR-TASS