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

Teams Arrive Within Seconds After Soyuz Landing

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian search and rescue personnel arrive within seconds after 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 of NASA aboard, in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Vinogradov, Misurkin and Cassidy returned to Earth after five and a half months on the International Space Station.

Soyuz Landing: Alexander Misurkin Helped Out of Helicopter

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is helped out a helicopter at the Karaganda airport in Kazakhstan after having been flown from the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft landing site in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Soyuz Landing: Pavel Vinogradov Helped Out of Helicopter

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is helped out a helicopter at the Karaganda airport in Kazakhstan after having been flown from the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft landing site in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Soyuz Landing: Alexander Misurkin Dons Traditional Kazakh Hat

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) adjust a traditional Kazakh hat given to him during a ceremony at the Karaganda airport in Kazakhstan after having been flown from the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft landing site in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Soyuz Landing: Cassidy Wears Traditional Kazakh Hat

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA waves during a ceremony at the Karaganda airport in Kazakhstan after having been flown from the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft landing site in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Soyuz Landing: Commander Talks at Press Conference

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA, left, Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, and, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, talk during a press conference and welcome home ceremony at the the Karaganda airport in Kazakhstan after having been flown from the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft landing site in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Expedition 36 Commander Helped Out of Soyuz Capsule

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is helped out of the Soyuz TMA-08M capsule after he and, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA landed in a Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Rescue Crew Help Expedition 36 Crew Exit Soyuz Capsule

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian personnel work in the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft to help 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 exit the capsule shortly after they landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Rescue Crew Helps Chris Cassidy Exit Soyuz Capsule

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA is helped out of the Soyuz TMA-08M capsule after he and, Commander Pavel Vinogradov of Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos landed in a Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

Chris Cassidy Exits Soyuz Capsule

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy is all smiles as he is helped out of the Soyuz TMA-08M capsule after he and, Commander Pavel Vinogradov of Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos landed in a Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

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