langue en NASA - 03/05/2019

Expedition 39 40 Crew Opens Hatch to the International Space Station

A few hours after docking their Soyuz TMA-12M, Skvortsov, Expedition 39/40 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos opened the hatches and were greeted by station Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos. As the hatches were opened, the families of the newly arrived crew and American and Russian space officials viewed the activities from the Russian Mission Control Center.