Pictures of the landing recieved via videophone, show a beaming Mark. The cosmonauts looked well, and were given a green light after their initial medical tests at the hatch of the capsule. The Russian and Italian cosmonauts were extracted first and then came Mark down the slide. As he sat for further tests, he spoke to his father, who was there to greet him and all the while wearing a grin from ear to ear. Re-adjusting to gravity takes approximately a week.
Mark's father brought a cooler box for the embryo stem cells that Mark grew whilst on board the ISS. They will be taking the experiments and results back to Star City, where the South African scientific team are eagerly waiting.