This Week at NASA: New Station Crew Arrives, Next-Generation Weather Satellite Launched and More

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New Station Crew Arrives, Next-Generation Weather Satellite Launched and More.

On Nov. 19 Eastern time, two days after launching aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 50-51 crew, including NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson arrived safely at the International Space Station.

A few hours after docking, Whitson and Expedition 50-51 crewmates, Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, were greeted by space station Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos. The arriving crew members, who are scheduled to remain on the space station until next spring, will contribute to more than 250 research experiments while onboard the orbital laboratory. Also, Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Leaves the Space Station, Advanced Weather Satellite Launched into Orbit, SLS Hardware Installed in Test Stand, C-Level Platforms Installed in Vehicle Assembly Building, and Giving Thanks from Space.

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