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us-russian crew arrives space station after quick 6-hour trip

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us-russian crew arrives space station after quick 6-hour trip

update: the soyuz ms-06 successfully docked at the international space station's poisk module at 10:55 p.m. edt (0255 gmt) after a nearly six-hour flight.    two nasa astronauts and one russian cosmonaut successfully launched toward the international space station (iss) tuesday (sept. 12). nasa astronauts mark vande hei and joe acaba and russian cosmonaut alexander misurkin blasted off atop a russian soyuz rocket from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. edt (2127 gmt). packed tightly inside their soyuz ms-06 space capsule, the trio began their 6-hour trip to the iss after a flawless launch sequence. "everything is nominal on board [and] the crew is doing fine," a translator for russia's mission control center in moscow repeatedly announced during a live webcast as the soyuz ms-06 soared into the sky.  the soyuz arrived at the space station's poisk module a couple minutes early on tuesday, at 10:55 p.m. edt,  5 hours and 38 minutes after the launch (0257 gmt on sept. 13). "a series of burns over the next several hours will gradually raise their orbit as they chase down the space station," nasa tv commentator rob navias said during the launch.  at the station, they will meet up with the other half of expedition 53, three crewmembers who arrived at the iss in july: nasa astronaut randy bresnik, russian cosmonaut sergey ryazanskiy and european space agency astronaut paolo nespoli. before they open the hatch, the crew will spend ab...