Soyuz MS-06 successfully docks at ISS after Six-hour flight

Soyuz MS-06 successfully docks at ISS after Six-hour flight

Carrying two NASA astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut, the Soyuz MS-06 space capsule arrived and successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) after a roughly six-hour flight.

The space capsule, which was launched toward the space station on Tuesday (Sept. 12), docked at the ISS’ Poisk module at 10:55 p.m. EDT (0255 GMT). The two NASA astronauts are: Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba. The only Russian cosmonaut is Alexander Misurkin.

The space capsule was launched atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome at 5:17 p.m. EDT (2127 GMT).

During a live webcast of the Soyuz MS-06’s launch, a translator for Russia’s Moscow-based Mission Control Center announced, “Everything is nominal on board [and] the crew is doing fine.”

Hei, Acaba and Misurkin will join NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli, the three crewmembers who arrived at the orbiting lab in July this year.

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