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NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson Comes Back To Earth

Swanson and his crew land in a remote part of Kazakhstan

Anne Parsons
NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson Comes Back To Earth© 2018 Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA has posted a photo of Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson just moments after he, alongside other Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, who are part of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), landed their Soyuz TMA-12M capsule yesterday. The crew landed in a rural area near the small town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday.

The crew had spent more than five months on the International Space Station. There they served as members of two expeditions, 39 and 40. 

Photo credit: NASA

Image above: The Expedition 40 crew from left are Flight Engineer Alexander Skvortsov, Commander Steve Swanson, and Flight Engineers Oleg Artemyev, Alexander Gerst, Maxim Suraev and Reid Wiseman. 

For more on this expedition, go the NASA page here.


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