After nearly 200 days, three ISS crew members land safely back on Earth

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A trio of scientists who spent nearly 200 days in space have now landed safely back on Earth after departing the International Space Station. NASA's Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, along with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, plunged back down to solid ground earlier today, landing in Kazakhstan shortly before 8 a.m. EST.

The crew, which were part of Expedition 56, rode the Russian Soyuz MS-08/54S spacecraft back to our planet, and everything about the departure and descent appears to have gone just according to plan. The Soyuz MS-09/55S capsule — the vehicle at the center of a growing controversy over an unexpected and unexplained hole which appeared in its hull — remains attached to the International Space Station.

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