Russia’s Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is set to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday morning at 8:52 a.m. Moscow time (4:52 GMT), the Mission Control center said.
Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft carrying the new crew blasted off to the ISS last week on Sunday morning.
The new crew comprises Russian cosmonaut Yury Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and Japan’s Space Agency (JASA) astronaut Akihito Hoshide.
The new crew will join the current ISS residents - Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, who have been in orbit since mid-May.
The new crew members are expected to conduct over 30 scientific missions during their stay on board the ISS.