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Touchdown! Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Safely with Russian-US Crew

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (center), Expedition 32 commander; along with NASA astronaut Joe Acaba (left) and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, both flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, conduct a standard suit

Soyuz spacecraft returns safely to Earth

September 17, 2012

A Soyuz space capsule carrying Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Sergei Revin and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba

landed on the Central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan at 10:53 p.m. EDT on Sept. 16, where the local time was early Monday morning.