Artemyev conducted one spacewalk, with fellow cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, to manually launch four small technology satellites and install an experiment called Icarus onto the Russian segment of the space station.
The puncture has since been patched with tape and sealant, halting the oxygen leak, and officials said the current crew, consisting of three US astronauts, two Russian cosmonauts and one German, were never in any danger.
Members of the Expedition 56 crew landing back on Earth.
He also wrote "spasibo" (thank you) and signed his name on the craft in chalk.
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The Soyuz MS-09/55S capsule - the vehicle at the center of a growing controversy over an unexpected and unexplained hole which appeared in its hull - remains attached to the International Space Station.
Detected in August, the hole caused an air leak on the ISS but was quickly sealed up.
NASA's statement comes after Roscosmos general director Dmitry Rogozin said the investigation has ruled out a manufacturing defect.
The official, who was placed under United States sanctions over the Ukraine crisis in 2014, also bemoaned "problems" in the Russian space agency's cooperation with NASA that he attributed to interference from unnamed American officials. Although the space agency says it accepts Roscosmos' findings that the hole may have been made from the inside - and even possibly by drilling - they don't believe American astronauts worked to undermine global cooperation in space by killing everyone on board the ISS.
She also said the space agency was confident that the origin of the hole would ultimately be explained. Chawla was one of the seven crew members who perished in the space shuttle Columbia disaster during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere in 2003.