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3 new crew members boarding ISS

04-07-2011 14:17 BJT

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Russia's So-yuz spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station. Crews already on the ISS have welcomed three new members.

Settling in for a five-month mission, Russian Soyuz Commander, Alexander Samo-ku-tya-yev, NASA flight engineer Ron Garan, and cosmonaut Andrey Borin-senko are joining three other crew members aboard the orbital station after a two-day trip from Earth. In the coming days, the astronauts will make a spacewalk to service the Russian segment of the station.

The TMA-21 is the latest Soyuz craft to go to the ISS. Next Tuesday, all six crew members will mark the 50th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space. The Soyuz was launched Tuesday from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Space Center.

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