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Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk signs an autograph as he travels by... News PhotoAstronaut,Autographing,Helicopter,Kazakhstan,Robert Thirsk,Science and Technology,Space Mission,Travel,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2009 AFPCanadian astronaut Robert Thirsk (R) signs an autograph as he travels by helicopter from Arkalyk to Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan on December 2, 2009. The Russian Soyuz space capsule, carrying Belgian Frank de Winne, Thirsk and Russian Roman Romanenko, landed as planned at 10:17 a.m. Moscow time (0717 GMT) on November 1 about 85 km (50 miles) north of the town of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Photo credit should read SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images)