Soyuz craft returns ISS astronauts safely

March 12, 2015 2:48 PM

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The three were returned safely by the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft, which executed a more than four-minute burn before free-falling through Earth's atmosphere, the final portion of its descent slowed by a massive parachute.

NASA Commander Barry Wilmore, and flight engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency landed softly in Kazakhstan at 10:07 p.m. EDT on Wednesday evening -- Thursday morning, local time.

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