On November 24, 2014 at 02:48 UTC the "Soyuz TMA-15M” spacecraft docked with the Russian "Rassvet” (MIM-1) module of the International Space Station in automatic regime.
The Soyuz TMA-15M delivered three new members of Expedition 42 to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Italian astronaut Samantha Christoforetti and American astronaut Terry Virts.
The hatches between "Soyuz TMA-15M” and the station were opened at 04:30 UTC.
The new comers joined current ISS expedition members – Russian cosmonauts Aleksandr Samokutyaev and Elena Serova as well as American astronaut Barry Wilmore to form Expedition 42 crew of 6 members. The six crew members will be working together aboard the orbital station until March 12, 2015.