New Expedition 37 crew members Oleg Kotov, Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy were welcomed aboard the International Space Station early this morning at 12:34 a.m. EDT. Their Soyuz spacecraft docked to the space station on Wednesday at 10:45 p.m., four orbits after launch at 4:58 p.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The new crew was welcomed by Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano.
The new space residents will be living and working inside the orbital laboratory for five and a half months. They are scheduled to return home in March 2014 landing in Kazakhstan inside the same Russian Soyuz spacecraft they arrived in.
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