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Soyuz Spacecraft Carrying Russian-US Crew Headed Back to Earth

Space station Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams (facing camera) hugs outgoing Expedition 32 commander Gennady Padalka during a farewell ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, before Padalka and two crewmates returned to Earth after five mont

Soyuz spacecraft returns to Earth

A Soyuz space capsule carrying Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Sergei Revin and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba landed on the Central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan at 10:53 p.m. EDT on Sept. 16, where the local time was early Monday morning.