A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew lands safely in Kazakhstan. Sarah Sheffer reports.
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The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands safely in Kazakhstan on Monday, delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint on the International Space Station.
The capsule, carrying U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, touched down in what one NASA commentator called a "bull's eye landing."
Veteran mission commander Padalka was the first out of the cramped descent capsule.
During his stay at the station, Padalka conducted a six-hour spacewalk to relocate a crane, launch a small satellite and install micrometeoroid shields on the space station's command module.
The crew was asked to autograph the Soyuz, scorched black by re-entry.
At Mission Control in Moscow, Russia's space agency chief told reporters that all three members of the crew were feeling well after touch down.
Three other International Space Station crew members remain in orbit.
They will be joined by another trio of astronauts next month.
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