December 2, 2021

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Space station crew moves Soyuz spacecraft to new parking spot ahead of new arrivals

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Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut took a quick spin around the International Space Station on Friday (March 19), as they relocated their Soyuz spacecraft in preparation for the arrival of the next crew.

Expedition 64 commander Sergey Ryzhikov and flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, both of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, and flight engineer Kate Rubins of NASA, donned their Sokol pressure suits, climbed aboard their Russian Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft and then undocked from the Earth-facing port of the station’s Rassvet Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM 1) at 12:38 p.m. EDT (1638 GMT).

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