Photos: Crew of three rides Soyuz into orbit
Upgraded Soyuz crew ferry ships streaks into space
Soyuz MS-01 launch-to-docking timeline
Live coverage: New crew arrives at International Space Station
Two days after blasting off from Kazakhstan, three new crew members docked with the International Space Station early Saturday to begin nearly four months of scientific experiments and maintenance on the orbiting research outpost. The Soyuz spacecraft linked up with the space station’s Rassvet module at 12:06 a.m. EDT (0406 GMT).
Photos: Soyuz rocket goes vertical for launch of next station crew
Upgraded Soyuz prepped to carry three to space station
A veteran cosmonaut, a former Japanese 767 airline pilot and a NASA astronaut with a Ph.D. in cancer biology are making final preparations for launch July 6 on a two-day flight to the International Space Station. It will be the first flight in an upgraded Soyuz ferry craft with improved, more redundant navigation, communications and computer equipment.