Arrival of the American, Russian, Emirati crew to the International Space Station
Friday, March 3, 2023 – 10:32 am
Two US astronauts, a Russian astronaut and a fourth Emirati, arrived at the International Space Station at 0640 GMT today, Friday, after they lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday.
Arrival was briefly delayed by a problem with the docking sensor while the spacecraft was flying within 20 meters of the International Space Station, while a software bug was fixed.
And four astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft, which is owned by Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX.
The two American astronauts are Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, the Russian is Andrey Vidyaev, and the Emirati is Sultan Al-Neyadi.
The crew will conduct more than 200 technology experiments and prototypes aboard the International Space Station over the next six months.
All aboard the orbital laboratory! Four of our members @SpaceX #crew6 missions are included in @space station and were greeted with their welcome ceremony. Next: a safety briefing and briefing, then the newcomers go to bed. pic.twitter.com/wegjRG0qjs
— NASA (@NASA) March 3, 2023