BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan) (Sputnik) — Soyuz MS-06 manned spacecraft carrying a crew of Expedition 53/54 docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said.
"Manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-06 successfully docked to the International Space Station," Roscosmos said on Twitter.
Пилотируемый корабль #СоюзМС06 успешно пристыковался к Международной космической станции — https://t.co/ip4MnegEqX. pic.twitter.com/JvlbFd7kZW— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) September 13, 2017
The members of the crew are Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin and NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei.
4 September 2017, 21:49 GMT
The program of the team's mission at the ISS will include over a dozen scientific experiments in medicine, biology, biotechnology and geophysics, which mostly cannot be replicated on the Earth.
A spacewalk, aimed at improving communications in the Russian segment of the ISS, is also part of the program.