Human spaceflight
  • A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.

    A ground crew member carries a torch of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games delivered from orbit in the Soyuz TMA-09M capsule after its landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 11, 2013, 4:09 PM EST