New Expedition 51 Duo Docks to Station

Soyuz Spacecraft Docks
The Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft is pictured a few meters away before docking to the Poisk module with Expedition 51 crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer aboard. Credit: NASA TV

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos have docked to the International Space Station’s Poisk module in their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft at 9:18 a.m. EDT.

NASA TV will resume at 10:45 a.m. for coverage of hatch opening. When hatches between the Soyuz and space station open at approximately 11:05 a.m., the two crew members will join Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA and and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), who have been aboard the complex since November.

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