Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth on Saturday after spending almost six months in the International Space Station (ISS).
They came back on the Russian Soyuz craft Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft, according to Roscosmos Space Agency.
The three members are the American Nasa member Kate Rubins, the Russian Sergey Ryzhikov, and the Russian Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.
Started in October 2020, the mission marked the end of the Russian-American space cooperation as the US depended on the Russian side since 2011 in sending its members to space.
The US aimed to enhance the performance of its space members, in addition to decreasing the costs of sending astronauts to space.
In 2014, the US had several contracts and partnerships for rebuilding its independent space aircrafts once again with SpaceX, and Being Co.