On December 8, 2021 at 13:40 UTC, the Russian "Soyuz MS-20” spacecraft docked with the Russian “Poisk” module of the International Space Station. The spacecraft delivered 3 crew members to the ISS - Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin as well as 2 spaceflight-participants from Japan, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano. Unlike previous Soyuz flights to the ISS, “Soyuz MS-20” did not deliver any crew members for an ISS Expedition or serve as a lifeboat for any crew members on board the station. Instead, it was commanded by a single professional cosmonaut and carried two space tourists. The new comers joined current ISS Expedition 66 members – Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov; US astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron as well as German astronaut Matthias Maurer. Aleksandr Misurkin, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano will return to Earth aboard the Russian "Soyuz MS-20” spacecraft on December 20, 2021.