Expedition 55 at Full Staff After New Trio Boards Station

Expedition 55 Crew Greeting Creremony
The newest Expedition 55 crew members (front row from left) Ricky Arnold, Oleg Artemyev and Drew Feustel gather in the Zvezda service module and speak to family and colleagues back on Earth. Behind them are (from left) Norishige Kanai, Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Scott Tingle. Credit: NASA TV

Three new Expedition 55 crew members were welcomed aboard the International Space Station today. The hatches between the two spacecraft opened at 5:48 p.m. EDT, marking the arrival of Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos.

The trio joined Scott Tingle of NASA, Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Momentarily, crew will speak to their family and friends from Baiknour in a welcoming ceremony that will air live on NASA TV and the agency’s website.

Learn more about station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

7 thoughts on “Expedition 55 at Full Staff After New Trio Boards Station”

  1. Congratulations to these brave pioneering men who are going into space working for our children and grandchildren to have a better future with new possibilities and perspectives

  2. I loved watching the launch on Wednesday, but still looking for a video link of the docking with the ISS. It’s always so wonderful seeing nations working together, but it seems this is only prevalent among the arts and sciences. Hopefully this will change one day, and not just out of necessity, but out of desire. Take care.

  3. I was in Baikonur myself on March 21 watching not only the launch but could also see the transport of Soyuz from Hangar to Launching Site, see the Cosmonauts going from the Training Center in Baikonur to the Bus taking them to Cosmodrome and in the evening when they bid farewell in their Space Suit and boarded the bus to the Launching Site. All extremely fascinating and once-in-a-lifetime experience, thanks to being member of the Party “Guests and friends” of Oleg Artemyev.

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