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New arrivals at the International Space Station

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New arrivals at the International Space Station

<p>There’ve been some new arrivals onboard the <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html">International Space Station</a>.</p> <p>A Soyuz capsule docked there on Wednesday, having blasted off from Kazakhstan five and a half hours earlier, and using the recently accelerated docking procedure.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Exp. 53 crewmembers Alexander Misurkin, <a href="https://twitter.com/AstroAcaba"><code>AstroAcaba</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/Astro_Sabot"></code>Astro_Sabot</a>. <a href="https://t.co/7Sz9KInEMC">pic.twitter.com/7Sz9KInEMC</a></p>— Angelina Ballerina (@LiNa8294) <a href="https://twitter.com/LiNa8294/status/907831993274159109">September 13, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <h3>The team</h3> <p>First through the hatch was Russian cosmonaut, <a href="https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/misurkin.html">Alexander Misurkin</a>, who’s on his second trip into space.</p> <p>American <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/expeditions/Joe_Acaba.html">Joe Acaba</a> was next to greet the three crew members already at the station. He was selected for astronaut training whilst working as a maths and science teacher, and is on his third mission.</p> <p>Last to arrive was another American. It’s <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/mark-t-vande-hei">Mark Vande Hei’s</a> first time in space.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">Leaving for dinner. Goodbye normal bed for half a year w <a href="https://twitter.com/AstroAcaba"><code>AstroAcaba</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Astro_Maker"></code>Astro_Maker</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AntonAstrey"><code>AntonAstrey</a> S. Walker and С. Мисуркин <a href="https://t.co/HMe5j5i37f">pic.twitter.com/HMe5j5i37f</a></p>— Mark T. Vande Hei (</code>Astro_Sabot) <a href="https://twitter.com/Astro_Sabot/status/907609798576705536">September 12, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The three team members will spend five months conducting experiments in orbit.</p>