Spacecraft carrying crew of 3 docks with International Space Station

Posted at 8:43 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 20:43:06-04

(CNN) - A Soyuz spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Friday afternoon while both were flying over Germany.

It carried three new crew members for the ISS, one American astronaut, one Russian and one from the European Space Agency. The Soyuz blasted off from Kazakhstan on Friday morning. 

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos (Russia) and Paolo Nespoli (Italy) of the ESA (European Space Agency) arrived at the ISS. NASA says the crew will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, physical science and earth science while aboard the ISS.

A site provides a constant look at the location of the ISS. 

NASA said in a release that the spaceflight took six hours and included four orbits of the Earth. The arrival of the three-person team brought the total members of the ISS crew to six. 


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