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The Soyuz TMA-10M capsule is seen shortly after it landed with former ISS commander Kotov and flight engineers Ryazansky and Hopkins from NASA onboard in a remote area southeast of Zhezkazgan

The Soyuz TMA-10M capsule is seen shortly after it landed with former ISS commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky and Michael Hopkins from NASA onboard in a remote area southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan, March 11, 2014. An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space landed safely and on time on Tuesday in Kazakhstan, defying bad weather and ending their 166-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Inside the capsule were former ISS commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky and Michael Hopkins from NASA. The trio launched together into space on September 25. REUTERS/Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout via Reuters (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: TRANSPORT SPORT OLYMPICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

U.S.-Russian space trio lands safely despite bad weather

Yahoo NewsMarch 11, 2014

An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space landed safely and on time on Tuesday in Kazakhstan, defying bad weather and ending their 166-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

"We have a landing!" read a huge TV screen at Russia's Mission Control outside Moscow as the descent capsule hit the frozen ground at 0924 (0324 GMT) southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. (Reuters)

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