Soyuz TMA-14M returns trio to Earth after 167 days on space station

March 12, 2015 2:43 AM

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March 11, 2015 — A U.S. astronaut and two cosmonauts from Russia returned to Earth on Wednesday night (March 11), after 167 days aboard the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who commanded the space station's Expedition 42, landed with Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Roscosmos. The three touched down in Russia's Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft on the snow-covered steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan.

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