Check this picture out, it’s a stunning shot of today’s Expedition 36 Soyuz landing. You can see the retro rockets firing before impact.
The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA aboard, is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Vinogradov, Misurkin and Cassidy returned to Earth after five and a half months on the International Space Station.
The original photo is available on Flickr. Here’s the video of the landing.
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)