Russian space agency rescue team help Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin to get off the capsule of the Russian Soyuz TMA-11 module shortly after the landing, about 150 km (93 miles) southeast of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts who had spent a half-year aboard the International Space Station landed Wednesday in the steppes of Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

3 astronauts return to Earth

Russian Mikhail Tyurin, American Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata of Japan had spent 188 days in space.