Americans, Russian dock with International Space Station

Americans, Russian dock with International Space Station

The spacecraft carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin as well as NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei lifted off at 21:17 GMT.

He will spend five-and-a-half months aboard the space station with an global crew, comprised of two other Americans, two Russians and one Italian astronaut. The crew of the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, which docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at 05:55 Moscow Time, has opened the transfer hatch and entered the station, the Russian Mission Control Center informed TASS.

About six hours after launch, they'll rendezvous with the ISS, where they'll stay for the next five months.

Bresnik, Ryazanskiy and Nespoli are scheduled to remain aboard the station until December and Vande Hei, Acaba and Misurkin are scheduled to return in February 2018.

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This the first voyage into space for Vande Hei.

The crew members also are scheduled to receive Orbital ATK's next commercial resupply mission in November, delivering several tons of research, supplies and vehicle hardware.

Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station, restoring the station's crew to six, NASA said on Wednesday.

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