The Soyuz spacecraft is carrying with it some of the well known and experienced crew members to reach the ISS.
Russia's Soyuz MS-09 Spacecraft With 3 Crew Members Docks With ISS
The crew members are also being greeted by family and friends who watched the docking and hatch opening from the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow.
The ESA's Alexander Gerst from Germany, NASA's Serena Aunon-Chancellor, and Russian Space Agency Roscosmos Sergey Prokopyev has been traveling to the ISS in the Russian spacecraft named as Soyuz MS-09 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Central Asian nation.More news: Trump Aide Pins Nafta Failure on Canada and Hell-Bound Trudeau
Expedition 56 joins commander Andrew Feustel, of Lake Orion, Michigan, and flight engineers Ricky Arnold and Russia's Oleg Artemyev on the ISS.
NASA has launched its new Expedition 56-57 mission to the ISS. If you're on the ground then you can only see the rocket take off, if you're on the International Space Station then you can only see the payload arrive, and if you're inside the rocket then you have a bad view of the whole thing. In this mission three astronauts who are form European Space Agency, the United States and Russian Federation are included, and they are blasted off on Wednesday for the mission to the International Space Station. During his space mission, he made a spacewalk that lasted 6 hours and 13 minutes. For Prokopyev and Aunon-Chancellor, this expedition will be the first in their career. They launched to the International Space Station at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday, and docked at 9:01 a.m. Friday morning.More news: Microsoft Acquires Four Studios and Opens a New One
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