epa05528233 US astronaut Jeffrey Williams (C), dressed in a traditional Kazakh national attire, attends a news conference, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, 07 September 2016. Others are not identified. Earlier the same day Russian cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams returned to Earth aboard a landing module some 150 kilometers east of the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, after spending 172 days in space aboard the International Space Station ISS.  EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL EPA POOL
epa05528233 US astronaut Jeffrey Williams (C), dressed in a traditional Kazakh national attire, attends a news conference, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, 07 September 2016. Others are not identified. Earlier the same day Russian cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams returned to Earth aboard a landing module some 150 kilometers east of the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, after spending 172 days in space aboard the International Space Station ISS. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL EPA POOL MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL

Jeffrey comes down to Earth at last

US ASTRONAUT Jeffrey Williams wore traditional Kazakh national attire at a media conference in Karaganda, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Earlier that day he and two Russian cosmonauts, Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, returned to Earth, landing safely in a Soyuz TMA-19M capsule 150km east of the city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan after spending 172 days in space aboard the International Space Station. Williams is now the US record holder for time in orbit, spending 534 days in space over four missions.



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