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One new astronaut and two cosmonauts have arrived on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS), growing the rely of human beings from seven to 10 individuals on board. On Friday, 9 April at 9:20 am EDT (6:50 pm IST), the hatches between the Soyuz spacecraft and the ISS opened. The Russians and an American who arrived at ISS are Mark Vande Hei, Oleg Novitskiy, and Pyotr Dubrov. They have been in three separate spacecraft which have been launched on 9 April from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the house station.
In accordance with a blog post by the Nationwide Aeronautics and Area Administration (NASA), that is the primary spaceflight for Dubrov, the second for Vande Hei, and the third for Novitskiy.
NASA aired the launch on its web site and TV channel. As per the blog post, Expedition 65 will start on 16 April. The crew will proceed greater than 20 years of human presence on the station. A number of sorts of researches are being carried out at ISS which incorporates Biology, Earth Science, know-how growth, and so forth.
The house company additionally tweeted a video of the astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS. A welcome ceremony was organized for the newly arrived crew members.
It’s a packed home on the @Space_Station!
With the welcome ceremony’s conclusion, the orbiting lab’s crew grows to 10!
— NASA (@NASA) April 9, 2021
Briefly, the power on the ISS is 10, nevertheless, three astronauts shall be coming again house, decreasing the power to seven once more. After the arrival of the brand new members, three astronauts specifically NASA Flight Engineer Kate Rubins, Commander Sergey Ryzhikov, and Flight Engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov shall be returning again the following week.
Presently, the ten astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS are NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker together with Japan Aerospace Exploration Company (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi got here aboard on Spacex Crew Dragon Resilience on 16 October 2020. Arriving aboard the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft, Kate Rubins together with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov have been on the ISS since 14 October 2020.
Earlier than his departure, Ryzhikov will hand over the command to NASA astronaut Shannon Walker and it’ll happen 15 April. A four-member crew-2 is scheduled to launch on 22 April. Crew-1 is scheduled to come back again to the Earth on 28 April.