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NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik is helped out of a Russian Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft just minutes after he and two other spacefliers landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan. (NASA Photo / Bill Ingalls)

News Brief: Three spacefliers landed safely in the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan today after riding their Russian Soyuz spacecraft down from the International Space Station. Temperatures were around 10 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds that made it feel like 5 degrees below zero. NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Russia’s Sergey Ryazanskiy and Italy’s Paolo Nespoli spent four and a half months on the orbital outpost, conducting science experiments, doing spacewalks and dealing with four cargo shipments. Three of their crewmates are still in orbit, and three new crew members are due to arrive on Tuesday.

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