Russian search and rescue teams arrive at the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft shortly after it landed with Expedition 57 crew members Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Auñón-Chancellor, Gerst, and Prokopyev returned after 197 days in space, where they served as members of the Expedition 56 and 57 crews aboard the International Space Station.


Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


Watch Russian search and rescue teams train to recover astronauts and cosmonauts below: