Scott Kelly’s incredible Soyuz Return Photos

Three International Space Station crew members made a safe return to Earth on Friday, coming in for a parachute-assisted landing aboard their Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft after sunset and in harsh winter conditions. As Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui and Kjell Lindgren closed out a mission of four and a half months, one-year crew member Scot Kelly, Commander of ISS Expedition 46, watched their return from above and shared some unique photos via Twitter.

Expedition 46 Flight Engineer Sergei Volkov also shared photos of the crew’s departure aboard their Soyuz spacecraft:


Kjell Lindgren had this photo posted on his Twitter account upon departure of the Soyuz TMA-17M Spacecraft: