WATCH as Russian spacecraft makes lightning fast journey to International Space Station

Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin, and Mark Vande Hei
        Image NASA

Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin, and Mark Vande Hei Image NASA

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba, KE5DAR and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, 50, is making final preparations ahead of a midafternoon launch with a fellow American and a Russian along for the ride on a Soyuz spacecraft for Expedition 53/54 and a rendezvous several hours later with three others on the Space Station. A series of engine burns brought the crew in line with the orbit of the International Space Station.

NASA said that "the crew is feeling fine". It orbits about 400 kilometres above Earth.

Tests and opening of the hatches was expected to take about 90 minutes before the capsule can enter the space station.

"I can guarantee my crewmates they will not fall asleep during that music and if you want to dance at about 3 am tuned into our Soyuz capsule I think you'll enjoy it", he told journalists.

Vande Hei, who now lives in his native Virginia with his wife and two children, graduated from Benilde-St.

Vande Hei said he's happy to be part of a "peaceful endeavour that could actually help out all of humanity". "I always thought working at NASA would be unbelievable because of my physics background...."

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two United States astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut has docked with the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Whitson, 57, broke the US record for cumulative time in space.

NASA officials said in a statement that they are going to: "Perform hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science".

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