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3 astronauts return from 115 days on the International Space Station

Three astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday morning after spending nearly four months on board the International Space Station (ISS). American astronaut Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia, and Takuya Onishi of Japan landed in a Soyuz space capsule in southeast Kazakhstan.

The trip to Earth took less than four hours, though the astronauts had to spend some time simply sitting in the field where they landed to readjust to Earth's gravity. Three astronauts still on the ISS now await the arrival of three new crew members.

Watch Rubins, Ivanishin, and Onishi exiting the capsule below. Bonnie Kristian