The Soyuz capsule prepares to make its landing (it's not even a splashdown!) deep in rural Kazakhstan in this picture taken Sunday. The capsule contained Russia's Oleg Kononenko, serving as Commander, along with NASA's Don Pettit and the European Space Agency's Andre Kuipers, both Flight Engineers. The cosmonaut and two astronauts were returning from six months aboard the International Space Station.
Below, recent Pictures of the Day: