Chute, There It Is
A Russian Soyuz TMA-18M space capsule carrying U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergei Volkov drifts down through the clouds over Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
See Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Triumphant Return to Earth
The successful 400-kilometer (249-mile) descent comes after 340 days in space—the longest-ever spaceflight for a U.S. astronaut.
After a white-knuckle descent onto the ice-speckled fields of Kazakhstan, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergei Volkov have returned to Earth safely from the International Space Station—marking a successful end to Kelly and Kornienko’s Year in Space.
To celebrate, here’s a look at the moments just after the three emerged from their Soyuz capsule on March 2, 2016.