Now things are narrowing down on the ISS: a total of 11 astronauts are now stationed there – some even returning to Earth.
The basics in brief
- The replacement for German astronaut Matthias Maurer is here: Three Americans and one Italian have arrived at the ISS.
US astronauts Jill Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins as well as ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti docked the “Crew Dragon” capsule on the International Space Station, as the US Space Agency NASA communication.
About 20 hours ago, the four astronauts launched from Cape Canaveral Spaceport in the US state of Florida. space company SpaceX from Elon Musk So already brought for the fifth time on behalf of NASA Astronauts to the International Space Station. This was the first flight to the space station for Heinz and Watkins and the second for Lindgren and Cristoforetti.
The so-called “Crew-4” will replace the “Crew-3” currently stationed aboard the International Space Station – in addition to the German astronaut Maurer, these are the American astronauts Thomas Marshborn, Raja Chari and Kayla Barron. Until the return of “Crew-3” planned at the end of April, a total of 11 people will be stationed on the ISS for a short period of time, including cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov.
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