Friendswood astronaut returns from International Space Station

HOUSTON – A Friendswood astronaut returned from the International Space Station on Thursday after spending 200 days orbiting Earth.

Nick Hague was part of the Expedition 60 crew. He bid farewell to the ISS late Wednesday night before boarding the Soyuz spacecraft bound for home.

The Soyuz undocked about 2 a.m. and began a deorbit burn about 5:30 a.m. Landing happened in Kazakhstan about 6 a.m.

Hague tweeted photos just before his departure with the caption, “What an extraordinary journey!”