LIVE: Expedition 63 -Soyuz MS 16 Hatch Opening – April 9, 2020

Expedition 63 Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and Chris Cassidy of NASA arrived at the International Space Station April 9, docking their spacecraft to the Poisk module on the Russian segment of the complex. They completed the six-hour journey after launching earlier in the day in their Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A few hours after docking, Ivanishin, Vagner and Cassidy opened hatches between the spacecraft and were greeted by station Commander Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan of NASA. As the hatches were opened, the families of the newly arrived crew members and American and Russian space officials viewed the activities from Baikonur and offered their congratulations to the newest residents of the outpost.

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