Hatch Open: Expedition 51-52 Crew Welcomed Aboard the International Space Station

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Hatch Open: Expedition 51-52 Crew Welcomed Aboard the International Space Station.

On April 20, A few hours after docking their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft to the International Space Station, Expedition 51-52 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA opened hatches and were greeted by station Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency. Yurchikhin and Fischer will spend four and a half months on the station.

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