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Soyuz Landing Photos: Expedition 49 Returns to Earth

Stepping on Up

NASA/Bill Ingalls

At the Soyuz landing site, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, with assistance from team members, boards a helicopter back to Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

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One Less Step

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Aboard a helicopter at Karaganda Airport, Expedition 49 NASA astronaut Kate Rubins waits for a car to attend the welcoming ceremony.

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Back to Karaganda

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 49 Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, with assistance, enters the Karaganda Airport in Kazakhstan after 115 days aboard the International Space Station.

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Back to the Beginning

NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins arrives at the Karaganda Airport in Kazakhstan after spending 115 days aboard the International Space Station.

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Good to Be Back

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is assisted into the Karaganda Airport in Kazakhstan after returning from a 115-day stay aboard the International Space Station.

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Welcome Home

NASA/Bill Ingalls

At a welcoming ceremony at the Karaganda Airport in Kazakhstan on Sunday, Oct. 30 (Kazakh time), Expedition 49 crew members NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) pose for pictures.

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Forever Remembered

NASA/Bill Ingalls

In memory and as a thank you for their service, Expedition 49 crew members NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) receive Nesting dolls with their likeness.

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