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Russian Soyuz with 3 astronauts from International Space Station lands safely in Kazakhstan

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MOSCOW — A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed safely in the frozen Kazakhstan steppe.

PHOTO: International Space Station (ISS) crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, left, Maxim Surayev of Russia, center, and Reid Wiseman of the United States, right, rest after landing by the Soyuz capsule with a parachute in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan early Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Shamil Zhumatov, Pool)
International Space Station (ISS) crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, left, Maxim Surayev of Russia, center, and Reid Wiseman of the United States, right, rest after landing by the Soyuz capsule with a parachute in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan early Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Shamil Zhumatov, Pool)

The trio of NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Maxim Suraev of Russia landed as scheduled at 9:58 a.m. local time Monday (0358 GMT Monday, 10:58 p.m. EST Sunday). They had spent more than five months in orbit, doing research and helping maintain the space outpost orbiting the Earth.

A key research focus during their mission was human health management for long-duration space travel. NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos are preparing to have two crew members spend one full year aboard the space station beginning in 2015.

NASA's Barry Wilmore and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova remained on the space station.

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