Spacecraft with three ISS astronauts returns to Earth

Indo Asian News Service

Moscow, April 11 (IANS) Russian Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft that was carrying three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) successfully landed on Monday in Kazakhstan, Russian State Space Corporation said.

The spacecraft landed at 1121 GMT 147 kilometre southeast of the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan, Xinhua quoted the company as saying.

The capsule undocked from the ISS at 0758 GMT.

The crew members included Russian astronauts Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov, as well as their US colleague Robert Kimbrough.

The three members of the Expedition 50 mission stayed aboard the ISS since October 21, 2016.

They carried out a programme of scientific and applied research and experiments, supported the station's work capacity and upgraded it with equipment delivered by cargo ships, said the Russian company.

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