Shortly after landing the Expedition 37 crew were welcomed back to Earth in a special ceremony.
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin landed at 02:49 GMT (03:49 CET) on 11 November 2013, in the same Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft that flew them to the International Space Station on 29 May.
Luca spent five months on the International Space Station for his Volare mission under a bilateral agreement with the Italian space agency and NASA. He conducted more than 30 scientific experiments, performed two extravehicular activities (EVAs) and operational tasks as well as maintaining the orbital outpost. More on the Volare mission at: www.esa.int/volare