Expedition 12 Returns
Commander Bill McArthur (pictured) and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, the 12th crew of the International Space Station, landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan in their Soyuz spacecraft at 7:48 p.m. EDT Saturday after 190 days in space.
McArthur and Tokarev will spend several weeks in Star City, near Moscow, for debriefing and medical examinations.
They launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last Sept. 30. During their increment they performed two spacewalks, continued station maintenance and conducted scientific experiments.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls