Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi who are aborad the International Space Station are awaiting some guests today.
Yes, it is the arrival of their three new crew members as the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft is bound to dock to the International Space Station today.
As per NASA, the docking to the ISS will begin at 5:15 a.m EDT and NASA TV will broadcast the docking live.
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko will dock to the Poisk module, beginning their Expedition 49-50 mission which will last until February.
Two days later on Sunday morning, the Cygnus resupply craft from Orbital ATK will arrive with more than 5,100 pounds of cargo, including gear to support dozens of science investigations. Onishi and Rubins will be stationed in the cupola at the controls of the Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple Cygnus following its journey to the complex.