Land ho! Expedition 39 returns to Earth

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Support personnel prepare to extract the crew from the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft shortly after it landed with Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on May 14. Wakata, Tyurin and Mastracchio returned to Earth after more than six months onboard the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

This article appeared in the 7th issue of RocketSTEM magazine.

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