Video: U.S. Space Record Holder & two Cosmonauts depart ISS aboard Soyuz Spacecraft

Three International Space Station crew members have begun their final laps around Earth, embarking on an overnight return aboard their Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft after an eventful 172-day stay on the orbiting laboratory.

Swapping the comforts of the spacious ISS for the confined quarters of their Soyuz, the three crewmen are aiming to make one and a half orbits of Earth before Soyuz hits the brakes to set up for an early Wednesday morning landing in south-central Kazakhstan.

Article: Soyuz Crew en-route to blazing Re-Entry & early Morning Landing after on-time Departure of ISS