Expedition 37 landing in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi
Expedition 37 Lands, Brings Olympic Torch Back to Earth

NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg, left, Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, center holding the Olympic torch, and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano sit in chairs outside the Soyuz capsule just minutes after they landed in a remote area outside the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.  The Olympic torch was launched with the crew of Expedition 38 to the International Space Station on November 7.  It was passed from one module to the next and had its first spacewalk on November 9 with two Russian cosmonauts as part of its international relay.  Now back on earth it will continue its journey to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Games.  Yurchikhin, Nyberg and Parmitano returned from five and a half months onboard the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi


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