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New Trio Arrives to Join Expedition 50 Crew












ROSCOSMOS - Soyuz MS-03 Mission patch.

November 19, 2016


Image above: A camera on the space station observes the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft moments before docking to the Rassvet module. Image Credit: NASA TV.

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) have docked to the International Space Station. After orbiting the Earth for approximately two days, their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft docked with the space station’s Rassvet module at 4:58 p.m. EST.

Expedition 50-51 Crew Docks to the Space Station

When hatches between the Soyuz and space station open at 7:35 p.m., the three crew members will join Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko, who have been aboard the complex since October. NASA TV coverage for hatch opening will begin at 6:45 p.m.: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

To learn more about the International Space Station, visit:

Expedition 50: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition50/index.html

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Image (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.

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