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ISS: Expedition 46 crew board the ISS02:50

ISS: Expedition 46 crew board the ISS

International Space Station, ISS
December 15, 2015 at 21:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Expedition 46 crew entered the International Space Station (ISS) after their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft successfully docked on Tuesday.

The spacecraft's crew consisted of NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA). Peake is the first ever British astronaut to travel to the ISS and only the second Briton ever to go into space.

The new crew members are going to stay on the ISS for six months and on their arrival they were greeted by NASA's Scott Kelly and Roscosmos' Mikhail Kornienko and Sergei Volkov. Kelly, Kornienko and Volkov are expected to return to Earth in March 2016 after spending a year in orbit. By this time Expedition 46 crew members will take over operations and experiments in biology, physical science and biotechnology on the space station.

ISS: Expedition 46 crew board the ISS02:50
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The Expedition 46 crew entered the International Space Station (ISS) after their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft successfully docked on Tuesday.

The spacecraft's crew consisted of NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA). Peake is the first ever British astronaut to travel to the ISS and only the second Briton ever to go into space.

The new crew members are going to stay on the ISS for six months and on their arrival they were greeted by NASA's Scott Kelly and Roscosmos' Mikhail Kornienko and Sergei Volkov. Kelly, Kornienko and Volkov are expected to return to Earth in March 2016 after spending a year in orbit. By this time Expedition 46 crew members will take over operations and experiments in biology, physical science and biotechnology on the space station.

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