National & World News, Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts docks with space station

11 June, 2018, 03:12 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • Watch a Soyuz Rocket Successfully Launch 3 New Astronauts to the International Space Station

The new space mission will be the second expedition for Gerst. NASA says the arrival of this new crew helps aid its "long-term increase in crew size on the US segment from three to four, allowing NASA to maximize time dedicated to research on the space station".

And here's the full footage of the spacecraft docking at the ISS, and the three new astronauts boarding the station to meet the three crew members already onboard.

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. He performed his first space flight from May 28 to November 10, 2014 as part of Expedition 40/41 in the capacity of the flight engineer of the Souyz TMA-13M spacecraft and the space station. The carrier was taken off on Wednesday (June 6) and has successfully entered a designated orbit. This mission program includes about 250 experiments which will be taking place under the physical sciences, human research, technology, biology and Earth Science.


The new space expedition's crew will stay for 187 days aboard the orbital outpost.

The two spacewalkers will install brackets and high-definition cameras near an global docking adapter mated to the front end of the station's Harmony module.

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