Chris Hadfield touches down safely

Three man crew safely extracted from Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan desert

Chris Hadfield touches down safely
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Aedín Donnelly
08:00 Tuesday 14 May 2013

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, and two others have landed safely in Kazakhstan.

Spaceman Hadfield, 53, and his crew have been extracted from the Soyuz spacecraft, after they landed in the desert at about 3.30am.

The landing brought their 5 month mission in space to a close. 

Hadfield has since changed his Twitter settings to read "Canadian Astronaut, back on Earth after living in space aboard ISS as Commander of Expedition 35." And his location - '...a field in Kazakhstan'.

Before landing, his son Evan was tweeting on the Commander's behalf.

Space Oddity

Commander Hadfield yesterday signed off with a brilliant take on David Bowie's 'Space Oddity', filmed entirely in the International Space Station.

It's being called the first music video made in space.

Hadfield made the film over his long weeks and months in space, while floating around in zero gravity.

The 5 minute video - posted on YouTube - was produced with the help of staff at the Canadian Space Agency:

Before leaving, the Commander carried out some final checks, and bid his international colleagues goodbye:

Chris Hadfield's gained a huge following on Twitter posting stunning pictures of our planet from space, most recently he wrote about an ammonia leak the ISS was experiencing.

 

Dublin city, from space

Good Morning, Earth! A complex & vital day on Space Station, as Tom and Chris suit up and go outside to help fix the ammonia leak. Busy day!

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