Russian space capsule with 3 crew lands in Kazakhstan

Russian space capsule with 3 crew lands in Kazakhstan
A Russian search and rescue team helicopter flies from the Kazakh town of Karaganda to Dzhezkazgan, on the eve of Russian Soyuz MS space capsule landing, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 3, 2018. The return of the Soyuz space capsule with Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, U.S. astronaut Scott Tingle, and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS is scheduled on Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

The capsule landed at 6:39 p.m. (1239 GMT) on Sunday without apparent problems, descending under a red-and-white parachute.

Aboard were Russian Anton Shkaplerov, American Scott Tingle and Japan’s Norishige Kanai, ending a 168-day mission.

The orbiting laboratory now has a crew of three — Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev. Another three astronauts are to be launched to the station on Wednesday.