The Soyuz TMA-14M capsule carrying Russian cosmonauts Alexander Smokutyayev and Yelena Serova, as well as U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore has successfully landed on the Kazakh steppe, an Interfax-AVN correspondent has reported from Russia's Mission Control Center outside of Moscow.
Aircraft and ground-based search and rescue teams were monitoring the last few minutes of the spacecraft's descent.
An announcement about the capsule's safe landing was met with applause from Mission Control Center staff.
Upon return from the International Space Station (ISS) to the Earth, the former crew members were examined by doctors and then traveled to Zvyozdny Gorodok.
The Soyuz TMA-14M capsule also delivered the results of scientific experiments conducted in space to the Earth.
Russian crew member Anton Shkaplerov, Italy's Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA's Terry Virts are currently working on board the ISS.
The ISS-bound Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft, building by the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation, lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 26, 2014. During their stay aboard the orbiting outpost, the crew handled the docking of several Russian Progress-M re-supply ships and Europe's ATV-5 Georges Lemaitre mission and conducted a series of spacewalks.
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