Docking confirmed to the International Space Station

Soyuz TMA-18M approaching International Space Station. Credits: ESA

Soyuz TMA-18M approaching International Space Station. Credits: ESA

After a two-day flight in space, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov arrived at the International Space Station 4 September at 07:39 GMT.

They will spend around two hours preparing to open the hatch between them and the Space Station. They will test the spacecraft for leaks and take off their Sokol suits worn for launch and docking.

Their first activity in their new home will be to talk to their family on Earth and eat some food, Andreas, Sergei and Aidyn have been awake for ten hours already.

Watch the hatch opening live here.

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