Russian spacecraft with three ISS astronauts returns to Earch

Updated 2017-04-11 10:00:38 Xinhua

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

The spacecraft landed at 1121 GMT 147 km southeast of the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan, the company said in a statement on its Facebook account.

The capsule undocked from the ISS at 0758 GMT.

The crew members are Russian astronauts Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov, as well as their U.S. colleague Robert Kimbrough.

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

They carried out a program 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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