The Soyuz craft took over all trips to and from the space station following the Columbia disaster in 2003 when the space shuttle burned up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, killing all its seven crew members.Read more at BBC
Soyuz capsule landed safely
Posted on Monday, April 25 2005 @ 18:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Soyuz capsule today safely brought three space passengers back to Earth from the ISS. About four hours after undocking from the International Space Station the capsule landed in the north steppes of Kazakhstan, 90km north of the town of Arkalyk.