Three New US-Russian Crew Arrives At ISS

Posted: Oct 21 2016, 10:27am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Three New US-Russian Crew Arrives at ISS
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  • New American-Russian Crew Members dock on the ISS

Apparently, novel American-Russian crew members have docked on the ISS.

The latest batch of crew members have arrived on the ISS. Shane Kimbrough and Sergey Ryzhikov not to mention Andrey Borisenko docked on the orbiting space station at 5:52 am EDT.

This occurred in the morning time today. It was after a 48 hour period trip on board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that these three people reached the space station.

The three people launched into the empyrean heights of outer space on Wednesday. This was a month later than the actual date which was supposed to be September 23rd. Technical glitches had forced the authorities to procrastinate the launch. Yet as they say, better late than never.

The Russian Soyuz bonded with the ISS as the two spacecraft floated above the southern portion of Russia. Ryzhikov, who was responsible for handling the spacecraft in the first place, was experiencing the conditions of space flight for the very first time.

As for Kimbrough and Borisenko, they had been in these harsh conditions before so it was nothing new for them. The three opened their hatch at about 8:25 am EDT.

They were welcomed with open arms by Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin. He happens to be the present-day commander of the ISS.

Also NASA astronaut, Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut, Takuya Unishi were there on board the ISS to welcome the three arriving crew members.

The three new arrivals got a chance to tell their family members and friends back home on earth that they had arrived alive and well on board the ISS. It was a very memorable monent indeed.

These three new arrivals will remain on the ISS till February 2017, according to Space.com. Their first couple of days on board the ISS will be the busiest and most hectic they have had to face in their entire lives.

Existence in conditions of microgravity is a tough job. It is not exactly child’s play. Onishi and Rubins allowed the docking conditions to take place thanks to their expertise in handling the robotic arm of the ISS.

Over 5100 pounds of equipment has also arrived along with the trio. Kibrough spoke of how he was looking forward to all the important work that will get done aboard the ISS.

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