Russian Soyuz returns safely from space mission

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 4:19 PM

KOROLYOV, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts on board landed safely in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Russia's Mission Control said.

U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kaleri arrived at 3:54 a.m. ET.

"The capsule is on earth," an announcer at Russian Mission Control in Korolyov outside Moscow said to huge applause.

(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel, writing by Amie Ferris-Rotman; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)