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Expedition 21 Returns Home
12.02.09
Expedition 21
JSC2009-E-246023 (1 Dec. 2009) --- Kazakh authorities give a warm welcome to the Expedition 21 crewmembers following their return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft, which landed safely in Kazakhstan at 1:15 p.m. (local time), Dec. 1, 2009. Pictured, left to right, are Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, flight engineer; and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne. Photo credit: ESA/Stephane Corvaja

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JSC2009-E-246116 (2 Dec. 2009) --- European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne, Expedition 21 crewmember, is pictured on a helicopter from Arkalyk back to Kustanai, Kazakhstan Dec. 2, 2009 en route to Star City, Russia. The Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft touched down in Kazakhstan in the early afternoon (local time) of Dec. 1. Photo credit: ESA/Stephane Corvaja

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JSC2009-E-246022 (1 Dec. 2009) --- Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Expedition 21 flight engineer, receives a warm welcome from Kazakh authorities following the Dec. 1, 2009 landing of the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: ESA/Stephane Corvaja

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JSC2009-E-246021 (1 Dec. 2009) --- European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne, Expedition 21 crewmember, receives a warm welcome from Kazakh authorities following the Dec. 1, 2009 landing of the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: ESA/Stephane Corvaja

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JSC2009-E-246020 (1 Dec. 2009) --- Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk (seated), Expedition 21 flight engineer, receives a warm welcome from Kazakh authorities following the Dec. 1, 2009 landing of the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft touched down at 1:15 p.m. local time with three crewmembers aboard. Photo credit: ESA/Stephane Corvaja