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NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Arrives Safely at Space Station

NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday. It brought the number to 10 residents for the coming week. Vande Hei, Novitskiy, and Dubrov were the three space explorers and will join Expedition 64 when hatches open about 9 a.m. EDT. Expedition 65 will begin just after the current mission scheduled on Friday, April 16.

The change of command ceremony with crew members will take place in between the missions. It will air live on NASA Television, the NASA App, and the agency’s website. This marks the noteworthy missions for all three astronauts. During a six-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory, the trio will focus on science and research on technology development, Earth Science, biology, human research, and so on.

In the year of historic monuments, the International Space Station surpassed its 20-year milestone of constant human presence, providing opportunities for regular technology demonstrations and research that help well prepare for the long-duration missions to the Moon. It also conducts missions on Mars and improves the quality of life on Earth. Until today 243 people from 19 distinctive countries have visited the orbiting laboratory that has hosted nearly 3,000 research investigations from researchers in 108 key areas.

For getting more updates on the mission, either you can follow Vande Hei journey on his Twitter handle or interact through the NASA channel which will air live in a couple of days. Researchers’ hard work could work through if the three astronauts are able to find content for technology development on the missions. Furthermore, we will see more space exploration on the alien planets following the success of NASA’s Perseverance rover.

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