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New Crew Blasts Off to Station

New Crew Blasts Off to Station

Coverage will continue at 5 p.m.as the Soyuz spacecraft carrying Bresnik docks with the ISS, and at 7 p.m. there will be a welcoming ceremony for the station's new crew.

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft was helmed by experienced Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, alongside Randy Bresnik (NASA) from California and Paolo Nespoli (European Space Agency) from Milan, Italy.

The Citadel also will stream the launch on its Facebook page.

An American, a Russian and an Italian successfully lifted off in a Soyuz capsule Friday headed toward their temporary home on the International Space Station.

He joined NASA's astronaut corps two years later and flew aboard space shuttle Atlantis in 2009.

Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and United States astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson are now working aboard the ISS. This is Whitson's third long-duration stay on the International Space Station - she will have spent more than 650 days in space by the time she returns to Earth in September.

The three new arrivals will participate in many research projects, including a phenomenon that is perhaps of special interest to the astronauts already in orbit: the "puffy face" appearance that astronauts have in microgravity.

NASA shared a video of the crew as they reached orbit.

"The trio will take a six-hour, 19-minute ride from Earth to the station's Rassvet module", NASA wrote in a blog update.

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