Expedition 64 Crew Docks to International Space Station to Begin Six-Month Mission

The Soyuz crew ship MS-17 with the Expedition 64 crew is only a few meters away from the docking port of the Rassvet module. Photo credit: NASA TV

The Soyuz spaceship is carrying NASA Astronauts Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov berthed at the International Space Station at 4:48 a.m. CET while both spacecraft flew about 261 miles over the Mediterranean Sea.

On board the space station, NASA Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner will greet the new crew members when the hatches between the two spacecraft are opened after standard pressure and leak tests.

Watch the hatch opening on NASA TV and the agency’s website from 6 a.m. to open the hatch for 6:45 a.m.

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