Expedition 31 Landing (201207010017HQ)

Russian Search and Rescue crews attach ladders and a slide for access to the Soyuz TMA-03M capsule shortly after it landed with Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Russia and Flight Engineers Don Pettit of NASA and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Pettit, Kononenko and Kuipers returned from more than six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 30 and 31 crews. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  • Jim Hillhouse 3y

    Having never seen a Soyuz personally, I'm surprised at how small it is.
  • Ankit Gupta 3y

    wow i thought capsules entered the earth always with a splash down!
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Taken on July 1, 2012
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