On April 27, 2012 at 11:45 UTC the Russian "Soyuz TMA-22” spacecraft with three members of the International Space Station (ISS) crew landed safely at a distance of 88 kilometers to north-east from the city of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan.
Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, and NASA astronaut Daniel Burbank returned back to Earth after having spent in space 165 days, 07 hours, 31 minutes and 02 seconds, they served as members of the Expedition 29 and 30 crews.
Daniel Burbank, left; Anton Shkaplerov, center; Anatoly Ivanishin, right sit in chairs outside the Soyuz capsule just minutes after they landed.
Three planes, 14 helicopters and seven rescue vehicles were deployed to ensure a quick search and recovery of the returning crew from the landing capsule.
The 3 other members of Expedition 30 - Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers (the Netherlands) and American astronaut Donald Pettit continue their mission aboard the ISS.