Watch: US, Russian crew return after 6 months in space, US astronaut Peggy Whitson takes charge as commander of the ISS

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko returned safely to the earth from the International Space Station after 173 days. Kimbrough handed over the command of the $100 billion dollar ISS to Peggy Whitson, who is the only two time female commander of the ISS. In 2007, Whitson became the first woman commander of the ISS.

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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2017 18:48:54 IST

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