US, Italian, Russian astronauts return from ISS, land in Kazakhstan

A capsule carrying US, Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, according to a NASA TV live broadcast. Cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos, as well as astronauts Paolo Nespoli of ESA and Randy Bresnik of NASA left the ISS early on Thursday, entered the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft, and closed the hatch at 2:01 GMT, the Russian mission control center said. Expedition 53 Commander Bresnik handed over station command to Roscosmos’s Aleksandr Misurkin in a change of command, NASA reported.

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