IMAGE OF THE DAY: NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Expedition 50 Make Landing On Earth

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The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Monday, April 10, 2017 (Kazakh time). (NASA Image)

(NASA) – The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Monday, April 10.

Kimbrough, Ryzhikov, and Borisenko are returning after 173 days in space where they served as members of the Expedition 49 and 50 crews onboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 50 landed safely near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan after bidding farewell to their colleagues on the complex and undocking their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft from the Poisk Module on the International Space Station.

The trio spent 173 days in space conducting research and operational work in support of the station.

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Monday, April 10.


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