Space capsule brings 3 home
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying two cosmonauts and an astronaut who lived for six months on the International Space Station touched down safely, but one day late, in the cloudy, central steppes of Kazakhstan.
The homecoming of American astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson and Russia’s Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko was delayed after technical glitches hindered the undocking of the spacecraft. After being hoisted out of the craft, the space travelers were placed into reclining chairs to help them recover from the change in gravitational pull after spending 176 days in space.
Americans Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin remain aboard the space station.
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Astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson is carried in central Kazakhstan.