On December 17, 2010 at 20:12 UTC the "Soyuz TMA-20” spacecraft docked with the ISS.
The Soyuz TMA-20 carrying Russian cosmonaut Dmitriy Kondratjev, European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli (Italy) and NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman (USA) successfully docked in automatic mode to the MRM-1 ("Rassvet”) module.
Aboard the station the Soyuz TMA-20 crew was welcomed by their colleagues Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly who had been working aboard the ISS since October 2010.
Photo by NASA TV.
The 1st row from left: Catherine Coleman, Dmitriy Kondratjev, Paolo Nespoli. The 2nd row from the left: Alexander Kaleri, Scott Kelly, Oleg Skripochka.
The new ISS crewmembers blasted off from Russian Baykonur Cosmodrome situated in Kazakhstan on December 15 will stay on board the space station for at least 152 days.