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Capsule carrying 2 Russians, 1 American returns from space station

  • Russian Cosmonauts Elena Serova, left, Alexander Samokutyaev of Roscosmos, center, and NASA Astronaut Barry Wilmore of NASA sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft just minutes after they landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, March 12, 2015. NASA Astronaut Wilmore, Russian Cosmonauts Samokutyaev and Serova are returning after almost six months onboard the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

    Russian Cosmonauts Elena Serova, left, Alexander Samokutyaev of Roscosmos, center, and NASA Astronaut Barry Wilmore of NASA sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft just minutes after they landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, March 12, 2015. NASA Astronaut Wilmore, Russian Cosmonauts Samokutyaev and Serova are returning after almost six months onboard the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)  (The Associated Press)

  • Expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore of NASA rests in a chair outside the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft just minutes after he and Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Elena Serova of Roscosmos landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

    Expedition 42 commander Barry Wilmore of NASA rests in a chair outside the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft just minutes after he and Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Elena Serova of Roscosmos landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)  (The Associated Press)

Russian mission control says a Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and one American has landed in Kazakhstan after the trio spent nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.

The capsule landed Thursday in heavy fog southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan on the Kazakh steppes.

The capsule is carrying Russians Alexander Samokutayev and Elena Serova and NASA's Barry Wilmore.

There was no immediate word on the astronauts' condition. Recovery workers were heading for the capsule, from which the three are to be taken out one at a time.