On September 16, 2011 at 03:59 UTC the "Soyuz TMA-21” spacecraft carrying ISS crewmembers Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Andrei Borisenko and Ronald Garan landed at a designated area in Kazakhstan at a distance of 149 kilometers from the city of Dzhezkazgan.
The return was originally set for September 8, but the failed launch of a Progress space freighter on August 24 forced the rescheduling.
A special search group opened the hatch to the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft and reported that all three crewmembers returning to Earth from the International Space Station are in good condition.
The space flight of A.Samokutyayev, A. Borisenko and R. Garan lasted 164 days, 05 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds.
The three crewmembers remaining on board the ISS - Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, NASA astronaut Michael Fossum and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa - are scheduled to return to Earth in mid-November.