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Expedition 17 Landing
10.24.08
JSC2008-E-126416 -- Russian search and recovery forces JSC2008-E-126416 (24 Oct. 2008) --- Helicopters, representing Russian search and recovery forces, are pictured at an airstrip in Arkalyk, Kazakhstan prior to being deployed to the landing site of the Expedition 17 Soyuz TMA-12 capsule. Photo credit: NASA

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JSC2008-E-126418 -- Russian search and recovery + View high-resolution image
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JSC2008-E-126418 (24 Oct. 2008) --- Russian search and recovery crewmembers examine the Soyuz TMA-12 capsule after it landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Oct. 24, 2008 with cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 commander and flight engineer, respectively; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, ending a six-month mission for Volkov and Kononenko on the International Space Station and 12 days in space for Garriott under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA

JSC2008-E-126427 -- Sergei Volkov + View high-resolution image
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JSC2008-E-126427 (24 Oct. 2008) --- Cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Expedition 17 commander, attired in his Russian Sokol launch and entry spacesuit, is photographed shortly after landing in the Soyuz TMA-12 capsule with cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott (out of frame) on Oct. 24, 2008. The crewmembers landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan, ending a six-month mission for Volkov and Kononenko on the International Space Station and 12 days in space for Garriott under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA

JSC2008-E-126445 -- The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule + View high-resolution image
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JSC2008-E-126445 (24 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule lays on its side on the Kazakh steppe after it landed on Oct. 24, 2008 with cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 commander and flight engineer, respectively; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, ending a six-month mission for Volkov and Kononenko on the International Space Station and 12 days in space for Garriott under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA

JSC2008-E-126446 -- Expedition 17 landing site + View high-resolution image
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JSC2008-E-126446 (24 Oct. 2008) --- Expedition 17 landing site scene showing the inflatable medical tent and a Russian search and recovery helicopter. The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Oct. 24, 2008 with cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 commander and flight engineer, respectively; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, ending a six-month mission for Volkov and Kononenko on the International Space Station and 12 days in space for Garriott under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA

JSC2008-E-126452 -- Sergei Volkov + View high-resolution image
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JSC2008-E-126452 (24 Oct. 2008) --- Cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Expedition 17 commander, attired in his Russian Sokol launch and entry spacesuit, makes a phone call on a satellite phone after being extracted from the Soyuz TMA-12 capsule. The Soyuz capsule landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Oct. 24, 2008 with cosmonauts Volkov and Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott (out of frame), ending a six-month mission for Volkov and Kononenko on the International Space Station and 12 days in space for Garriott under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA

JSC2008-E-126485 -- Parachute of the Soyuz TMA-12 capsule + View high-resolution image
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JSC2008-E-126485 (24 Oct. 2008) --- Expedition 17 landing site scene showing the parachute of the Soyuz TMA-12 capsule. The Soyuz landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Oct. 24, 2008 with cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 commander and flight engineer, respectively; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, ending a six-month mission for Volkov and Kononenko on the International Space Station and 12 days in space for Garriott under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA