A NASA specialist helps U.S. astronaut Scott Tingle shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-07 space capsule about 150 km (80 miles) south-east of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 3, 2018. A Soyuz space capsule with Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, U.S. astronaut Scott Tingle and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, returning from a mission to the International Space Station landed safely on Sunday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, pool)

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