Soyuz and ISS crew return to Earth

The Soyuz descent module reenters Earth's atmosphere, as seen from the International Space Station. Expedition 33 Cmdr. Suni Williams and Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide returned to Earth on Nov. 18 after their stint at the ISS. The module leaves a plasma trail as the crew streaks toward a pre-dawn landing in Kazakhstan.
Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times