Hitch with a hatch delays crew's arrival on ISS

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

After a hitch with a hatch the new threesome were eventually welcomed by the existing ISS crew. And leading the way was Italy’s first female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

She was followed by American Terry Virts and Russian Anton Shkaplerov.

It had taken fewer than six hours after lift-off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to reach the station.

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.

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