langue en NASA - 03/05/2019

Welcome to the Space Station

Following a six-hour trip from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) were welcomed aboard the International Space Station on March 27 U.S. time (March 28 Kazakh time) by station Commander Terry Virts of NASA and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA, the European Space Agency. For Kelly and Kornienko, their entrance into the station began a year on the orbital laboratory where they will conduct extensive research on the effect of long duration space travel on the human body.