The Expedtion 28 crew members Ron Garan, Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaevm must be enjoying, while adjusting to Earth's gravity after spending 164 days in space. After their safe landing, Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle.
Following the landing of Expedition 28 crew on Thursday night, Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov had an off-duty day on Friday. The three are now on their own for the next two months in the International Space Station until mid-November. On Wednesday, Borisenko ceremonially handed command of the station over to Fossum.
Marking the start of Expedition 29 under the command of NASA astronaut Fossum, the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, carrying the Expedition 28 crew members, landed in Kazakhstan a few seconds before midnight EDT Friday. The official landing time was recorded as 11:59:39 p.m. Thursday.
Meanwhile, NASA and its international partners have agreed to a tentative launch schedule with crew flights to the ISS resuming on Nov. 14. As per the current plan, the Soyuz 28 spacecraft will launch on Nov. 14, carrying NASA's Dan Burbank and Russia's Anatoly Ivanishin and Anton Shkaplerov. The spacecraft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is set to arrive at the station on Nov. 16.
Below are the pictures of Expedtion 28 crew members after landing on Earth.