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new crew arrives at the international space station

a russian soyuz spacecraft carrying two americans and a russian cosmonaut successfully docked at the international space station tuesday (sept. 12) almost six hours after launching on a russian soyuz rocket from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan. the soyuz ms-06 spacecraft docked to the space station's poisk module at 10:55 p.m. edt (0255 gmt). at 12:30 a.m. edt (0430 gmt) on wednesday morning (sept. 13), the crew will open the hatch and join the rest of expedition 53 for a welcoming ceremony. here's how to watch it live.full story: new us-russian crew launches to space station on soyuz rocket inside the soyuz ms-06 space capsule are nasa astronauts mark vande hei and joe acaba, and russian cosmonaut alexander misurkin. the trio will join three other astronauts and cosmonauts already aboard the station to round out the orbiting laboratory's expedition 53 crew.  hatches between the soyuz and iss will be opened at 12:40 a.m. edt (0440 gmt), with nasa's coverage of the welcome ceremony beginning at 12 a.m. edt (0400 gmt).  from nasa: "two nasa astronauts are among the three crew members poised to launch for a five-month stay aboard the international space station, and nasa television will provide extensive coverage of their prelaunch activities, launch and their arrival on their orbital outpost. "expedition 53-54 flight engineers mark vande hei and joe acaba of nasa and alexander misurkin of roscosmos are scheduled to launch from the baikon...