28 March 2014
Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station, two days later than originally planned. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev docked with the station at 7:53 p.m. EDT Thursday, as the two spacecraft passed over southern Brazil. The hatch opened at 10:35 p.m. EDT. The arrival of Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev returns the space station to its full complement of six crew members. The newcomers join NASA's Rick Mastracchio, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin as part of the Expedition 39 crew aboard the space station. (Image Credit: NASA TV)
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