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Expedition 24 Returns Home
09.27.10
Soyuz landing
201009250001hq (25 Sept. 2010) --- The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 24 commander, and flight engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan Sept. 25, 2010. Cosmonauts Skvortsov and Kornienko and NASA astronaut Caldwell Dyson, are returning from six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 23 and 24 crews. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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201009250002hq (25 Sept. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (left), Expedition 24 flight engineer, with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (center), and Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, sit in chairs outside the Soyuz capsule just minutes after they landed near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan Sept. 25, 2010. Skvortsov, Kornienko and Caldwell Dyson are returning from six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 23 and 24 crews. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls



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JSC2010-E-167391 (25 Sept. 2010) --- At Chkalovsky Airbase outside Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (right, in blue flight suit), Expedition 24 commander, and Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, are greeted by Russian space officials after descending the plane that flew them from Karaganda, Kazakhstan back to their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Sept. 25, 2010. The scene was recorded just hours after the crew members returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to wrap up 176 days in space, including 174 days on the International Space Station. Their crewmate, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who landed with them, flew home on a NASA plane to the Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA/Mark Bowman.



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JSC2010-E-167392 (25 Sept. 2010) --- At Chkalovsky Airbase outside Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (foreground), Expedition 24 commander, and Mikhail Kornienko (arms raised), flight engineer, descend from the plane that flew them from Karaganda, Kazakhstan back to their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on Sept. 25, 2010. The scene was recorded just hours after the pair returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to wrap up 176 days in space, including 174 days on the International Space Station. Their crewmate, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who landed with them, flew home on a NASA plane to the Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA/Jeremiah Maddix



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JSC2010-E-167393 (25 Sept. 2010) --- At Chkalovsky Airbase outside Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 24 commander, is warmly greeted by his wife and daughter after descending the plane that flew him and flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko from Karaganda, Kazakhstan back to their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Sept. 25, 2010. The reunion took place just hours after the cosmonaut pair returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to wrap up 176 days in space, including 174 days on the International Space Station. Their crewmate, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who landed with them, flew home on a NASA plane to the Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA/Jeremiah Maddix



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JSC2010-E-167394 (25 Sept. 2010) --- At Chkalovsky Airbase outside Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 24 commander, is warmly greeted by his wife and daughter after descending the plane that flew him and flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko from Karaganda, Kazakhstan back to their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Sept. 25, 2010. The reunion took place just hours after the cosmonaut pair returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to wrap up 176 days in space, including 174 days on the International Space Station. Their crewmate, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who landed with them, flew home on a NASA plane to the Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll