Space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

A Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, Sergey Volkov landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, NASA television reported.

In this January 21, 2016 photo made available by NASA, Scott Kelly of NASA, left, and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos celebrate their 300th consecutive day in space.

The landing took place in a steppe near the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan at 10:26 local time (0426 GMT), it said.

A search and rescue team has located the capsule.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is closing the door on a space mission that has spanned a U.S.-record of 340 days.

They had circled the world 5,440 times and experienced 10,880 orbital sunrises and sunsets.

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