They returned in a Soyuz capsule following a nearly six-month (166 days) stay at the International Space Station.
During his stay aboard the orbital laboratory, Hopkins conducted a pair of U.S. spacewalks.
Hopkins is an Ozarks native, having grown up on a farm in Richland, Missouri and attending School of the Osage.
Three crew members remain at the ISS.
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