Astronaut Michael Hopkins (front) of the U.S. attends a news conference, wearing a traditional Kazakh hat, in Karaganda, March 11, 2014. An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi ... more 
Astronaut Michael Hopkins (front) of the U.S. attends a news conference, wearing a traditional Kazakh hat, in Karaganda, March 11, 2014. An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space landed safely and on time on Tuesday in Kazakhstan, defying bad weather and ending their 166-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Inside the capsule were former ISS commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky and Hopkins from NASA. The trio launched together into space on September 25. REUTERS/Vasily Maximov/Pool (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: TRANSPORT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) less 
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