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

Expedition 36 Soyuz Landing Prep: Cockpit

NASA/Bill Ingalls

View from the cockpit of one of twelve Russian search and rescue helicopters as they take off from the city of Karaganda to Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan on Sept. 9, 2013, one day before 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 Hatch Closure

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The crew of Expedition 36, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (center) and Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin, wave as they enter their Soyuz spacecraft to return to Earth from the International Space Station on Sept. 10, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Farewell, Space Station: Expedition 36 Undocking

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The International Space Station is seen in this view from a Russian Soyuz spacecraft camera after the two spacecraft undocked on Sept. 10, 2013 to return the Expedition 36 crew to Earth [Read the Full Story Here]

Expedition 36 Waves Farewell

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Expedition 36 astronauts and cosmonauts wave goodbye during a farewell ceremony onboard the International Space Station. Image uploaded Sept. 10, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Soyuz Capsule with Expedition 36 Crew Glide Over Kazakhstan

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy aboard, is seen as it glides during landing over a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Soyuz Spacecraft Approaches Landing Site

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy aboard, is seen approaching its landing site in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Expedition 36 Crew Descends in Soyuz Spacecraft

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy descend aboard the Soyuz spacecraft as it approaches its landing site in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Russian Support Crews Rush to Soyuz Landing

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian support crews give chase during 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.

Soyuz Moments Before Landing

NASA/Bill Ingalls

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 of NASA aboard, is seen just before it touches down in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Soyuz Spacecraft with Expedition 36 Touches Down

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, is touches down in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

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