Soyuz spacecraft makes rare night landing

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-05M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, flies in the sky at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, July 15, 2012. The Russian rocket carries Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko,  U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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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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