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Hitch with a hatch delays crew's arrival on ISS

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By Euronews
Hitch with a hatch delays crew's arrival on ISS

<p>A Soyuz rocket has safely delivered a new three-member crew to the International Space Station even if there was a bit of a delay!</p> <p>After a hitch with a hatch the new threesome were eventually welcomed by the existing <span class="caps">ISS</span> crew. And leading the way was Italy’s first female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.</p> <p>She was followed by American Terry Virts and Russian Anton Shkaplerov. </p> <p>It had taken fewer than six hours after lift-off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to reach the station.</p> <p>The new crew faces a busy six months in orbit, including a trio of space walks to prepare the station for a new fleet of US commercial space taxis due to begin flying astronauts to the station in late 2017.</p>