Picture of the Day: The Space Station Crew Returns to Earth

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The three members of Expedition 30 landed back on Earth Friday, April 27, having spent five more than five months living on board the International Space Station. Above, Commander Dan Burbank, left, Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov, center, and Anatoly Ivanishin relax a few minutes after they touched down near the town of Arkalyk in rural Kazakhstan.

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Image: NASA.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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