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Three New Crew Members Arrive at ISS

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Station Crew Expands to Six Following Express Soyuz Flight

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano joined their Expedition 36 crewmates when the hatches between their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft and the International Space Station opened at 12:14 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

The Soyuz carrying the three new Expedition 36 flight engineers docked with the station’s Rassvet module at 10:10 p.m. EDT Tuesday, completing its journey from the launch pad to the orbiting complex in less than six hours. The trio launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:31 p.m. (2:31 a.m. Wednesday, Baikonur time) to begin the accelerated four-orbit journey to the station.

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Soyuz Completes Expedited Flight to Station

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft carrying Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano docks with the International Space Station less than six hours after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Source: NASA - Multimedia

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New Crewmates Welcomed Aboard Station

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano joined their Expedition 36 crewmates when the hatches between the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft and the International Space Station officially opened at 12:14 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA, who arrived at the station on March 28, welcomed the new crew members aboard their orbital home.

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Source: NASA - Multimedia

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