NASA has launched its new Expedition 56-57 mission to the ISS. He performed his first space flight from May 28 to November 10, 2014 as part of Expedition 40/41 in the capacity of the flight engineer of the Souyz TMA-13M spacecraft and the space station. Alexander Gerst who is a member of the ESA, Serena Aunon who is the chancellor of NASA and Sergey Prokopyev who is a Russian cosmonaut are about to the reach the Rassvet module of the International Space Station at 9:07 am on Friday, June 8. The Soyuz was lifted off at 7:12 AM EDT.
News Brief: The orbital welcoming committee wore Hawaiian shirts when three new crew members arrived at the International Space Station today. They were received by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and United States astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold aboard the International Space Station.
The spacecraft is said to enter the designated orbit on Friday, and then it will be docking to the International Space Station. The Russian rocket carries US astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst.
The program for their six-month mission includes about 250 experiments in biology, earth sciences, physical sciences and other disciplines.
The crew will have little time to adjust with the environment of ISS as their planned spacewalk was scheduled for the June 14th, 2018.