The Soyuz MS-12 space capsule and its crew safely touched down on the Kazakh steppe on Thursday, after undocking from the International Space Station and journeying back to Earth.

The spacecraft landed some 150 kilometres (93 miles) away from the city of Zhezkazgan, carrying Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague, along with the first-ever Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri.

Both Ovchinin and Hague spent a total of 202 days in space, while Al Mansouri stayed at the station for eight days.

European Space Agency’s Luca Parmitano will remain on ISS as commander of Expedition 61 with NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Drew Morgan and Jessica Meir and cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos.

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