Safely leaving the International Space Station, three cosmonauts
landing in Kazakhstan's steppe after spending six and a half months in orbit.
Sergey Korsakov, Denis Matveev, and Oleg Artemyev, who are all employed by Roscosmos, the federal space enterprise of Russia,
landed on the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft at 6:57 in the morning. On Thursday, EDT
They came to an end during their parachute-assisted landing southeast of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan.
the first trip in more than 20 years with an all-Russian professional cosmonaut crew.
As soon as the Soyuz spacecraft touched down, Russian recovery teams arrived on the scene to help the crew evacuate the descending capsule.