The Soyuz rocket's capsule landed on Earth after 115 days in the International Space Station.
The capsule landed on Dzhezkazgan, Kazakthstan brining three astronauts from United States, Japan and Russia home. Kate Rubins, Takuya Onishi, Anatoly Ivanishin were removed from the capsule and sat on the steppes while they readjusted to the gravitational force of Earth.
They spent four months in weightless conditions. That's the reason why they needed to be transported to a medical tent for initial examination, Yahoo News reported.
The astronauts explained that the trip back to our planet is quicker. They said that the it only took three and a half hours for them to land.
They explained that capsule landed as scheduled and was closely tracked by helicopters. It wafted through the air through partly cloudy skies in a red and white parachute.
Rob Navias, NASA spokesman, explained that after a journey of 48.9 million miles the Expedition 49 crew is home. He explained that this will be the start of Expedition 50, Space reported.
NASA added that the three astronauts boarded the Soyuz rocket on July 6. This is the first spaceflight for Rubins and Onishi while Ivanishi visited the station in 2011 for Expedition 29 and 30.
Rubins participated in a spacewalk to install international docking adapters which will allow commercial vehicles to dock in the station. She also sequenced DNA in space.
She explained that she felt better than expected upon going out the Soyuz rocket's capsule. She even said that all she wants is to sit and enjoy the planet.
The command of the station is now under Shane Kimbrough. He remained with astronauts Andrey Borisenko and Sergey Ryzhikov.
Russian austronauts Andrei Borisenko and Sergey Rhyzhykov arrived in the International Space Station on Oct. 22. They arrived after a two-day voyage from Earth to Space.