Expedition 39 Soyuz Landing

Expedition 39 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA is helped out of the Soyuz capsule just minutes after he and Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed in their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan at 9:58 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (7:58 a.m. Wednesday, Kazakh time). Wakata, Tyurin and Mastracchio returned to Earth after more than six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 38 and 39 crews.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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