Three new crews from the United States, Russia and the United Arab Emirates have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), bringing with them important scientific research and technology experiments.
The three new crews are on board the ISS for one year-long mission. They will conduct a series of research experiments including investigations on heart health and muscle function in microgravity.
The current crew of astronauts is made up of three Russians and one American who were launched to space in March 2019 and will soon return to Earth after completing their mission goals. The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks in the world. It has been a destination for astronauts, scientists, and tourists for over 20 years.
The ISS is a large orbital workshop that allows astronauts to conduct scientific research from orbit. It was launched in 1998 as part of NASA's space station program. The ISS has been continuously occupied since it was launched in 2000.
The ISS is home to six people: three crew members and three cosmonauts who serve long-term missions on the station. The station has three main modules: the Russian Zarya module, which was launched in 2001; the U.S. Unity module, which arrived at the station in late 2000; and the Japanese Kibō module, which arrived at the station in 2006.
The crew of the International Space Station has been bolstered by a new group of astronauts from three different countries.
Fifty-one-year-old Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson were the first to welcome the newcomers. The new crew members are all experts in their fields, they will add valuable skills to both NASA and Russia's space programs.
Ivanishin is an experienced cosmonaut who flew twice on Soyuz spacecraft before spending almost six months in space as commander of Expedition 28 in 2008. He also served as commander for Expedition 26/27, his first missions to ISS. He then commanded Expedition 33/34, which launched on November 10th, 2013 before returning home to Russia last July after more than 5 months in orbit.
Whitson is an experienced astronaut who has spent a total of 665 days in space over 9 missions including two previous missions to ISS where she performed numerous experiments on behalf of both NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). She was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1994 and became an officer with NASA Astronaut Corps in 1996.
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The Soyuz capsule carrying the new crew docked with the ISS at 5:01am BST on 12
September, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. The three men – Yuri Malenchenko,
Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopiev – are expected to join their colleagues Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor who are also aboard the orbital laboratory now.
The new arrivals will join Expedition 53/54, which consists of Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Sergey Prokopiev.
A new crew from Russia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) to replace a crew who will return to Earth.
The ISS is a research laboratory that allows scientists to study how humans live in space for long periods of time. It's located about 400 miles above Earth.
The three new crew members are:
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