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Soyuz Landing Day Photos for ISS Expedition 36 Crew (Gallery)

Soyuz Descent: Expedition 36 Landing

NASA TV

A Russian Soyuz TMA-08M capsule descends to Earth under a parachute during a successful landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Sept. 10, 2013 EDT (Sept. 11 local time). The Soyuz returned the Expedition 36 crew of the International Space Station: NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin. [Read the Full Story Here]

Expedition 36 Landing: Soyuz Parachutes

NASA TV

A Russian Soyuz TMA-08M capsule descends to Earth under a parachute during a successful landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Sept. 10, 2013 EDT (Sept. 11 local time). The Soyuz returned the Expedition 36 crew of the International Space Station: NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin. [Read the Full Story Here]

Expedition 36 Soyuz Landing Prep: Helicopter View

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian search and rescue helicopters are seen flying over Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, from the city of Karaganda to Zhezkazgan a day ahead of the scheduled landing of the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy.

Expedition 36 Soyuz Landing Prep: Helicopters

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian search and rescue helicopters are seen as they fly over Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, from the city of Karaganda to Zhezkazgan a day ahead of the scheduled landing of the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy. [Read the Full Story Here]

Expedition 36 Crew to Return to Earth

NASA

Expedition 36 undocks Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. In the bottom half of this photo are (l to r) Pavel Vinogradov of Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of NASA and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos. In the top half of the photo are (l to r) Flight Engineers Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, Chris Cassidy of NASA, and Roscosmos Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin. This photo was taken on June 8, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Helicopters Cruise in Soyuz Landing Prep

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian search and rescue helicopters fly over Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, from the city of Karaganda to Zhezkazgan a day ahead of the scheduled landing of the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy.

Soyuz Landing Prep: Russian Search and Rescue Helicopter

NASA/Bill Ingalls

A Russian search and rescue helicopter departs the Zhezkazgan airport in Kazakhstan to support the landing of the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Search and Rescue Await Soyuz Landing

NASA/Bill Ingalls

A Russian search and rescue helicopter and crew wait to depart to support the landing of the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Search and Rescue Crew Await Soyuz Landing

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian search and rescue helicopter crew await departure at the Zhezkazgan airport in Kazakhstan to support the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft landing, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Soyuz Landing Prep: Search and Rescue Wait to Depart

NASA/Bill Ingalls

A Russian search and rescue helicopter and crew wait to depart the Zhezkazgan airport in Kazakhstan to support the landing of the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

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