And here begins the particular Soyuz procession of the lawn chairs. The astronauts are carried from the landing site in these chairs, at which point their beaming faces are captured seeing a closeup view of Earth again for the first time in months. Pictured here: American astronaut Ron Garan.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.