In Kazakhstan, three astronauts landed safely following a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station.
They included: NASA’s Rubins, Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
US astronaut Kate Rubins is the first person to sequence DNA in space.
The trio landed southeast of the Kazakh steppe town of Zhezkazgan in frosty conditions after a flight from the orbital lab.
Their journey home marks the first complete mission at the orbital lab for a new generation of Soyuz spacecraft with upgraded features.