>> A safe landing after 186 days in space.>> The Soyuz is home. Touchdown confirmed at 4:15AM Central Time.>> The Soyuz Capsule carrying a Russian, an American, and a British astronaut, made a safe parachute landing in Kazakhstan on Saturday. The three man crew left the International Space Station just three hours earlier.
Among them was Tim Peake, the first astronaut to represent the British government. In January, he became the Briton to carry out a spacewalk. He also ran the London Marathon from the ISS. His crew mates were Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA astronaut, Tim Kopra. And after handing over command of the space station on Friday, it was time for the trio to return to Earth.
The capsule landed on its side, not unusual for the windy Kazakh Steppe. But after a quick extraction, it was all smiles from the newly returned team.>> Just truly amazing, I mean, just the smells of Earth is so strong. Yes, it's wonderful to be back, the fresh air is really good.
>> Although happy to be home, Major Peake said he would definitely miss the view.