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Spacefliers get a wintry homecoming

Randy Bresnik's landing
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik is helped out of a Russian Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft just minutes after he and two other spacefliers landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan. (NASA Photo / Bill Ingalls)

Three spacefliers landed safely in the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan today after riding their Russian Soyuz spacecraft down from the International Space Station. Temperatures were around 10 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds that made it feel like 5 degrees below zero.

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