ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano lands safely back on Earth

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ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano waves on return to Earth after more than five months in space on the International Space Station.

He landed in Kazakhstan together with Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg on 11 November 2013.

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ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during a spacewalk with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy on 9 July 2013.

The spacewalk lasted 6 hours 7 minutes outside the International Space Station.

Release date: 11 November 2013