Soyuz spacecraft makes rare night landing

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In this photo provided by NASA, the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is seen shortly after it landed with Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams of NASA and Flight Engineers Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), and Yuri Malenchenko of ROSCOSMOS (Russian Federal Space Agency) in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Williams, Hoshide and Malenchenko returned from four months onboard the International Space Station. Another three astronauts remain onboard the space station and are to be joined next month by NASA's Tom Marshburn, Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, and Russia's Roman Romanenko. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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A Russian Soyuz space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan early Nov. 19, returning three astronauts to Earth after a four-month voyage to the International Space Station.

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