Space station crew move Soyuz spacecraft to new parking space before newcomers arrive

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut quickly orbited the International Space Station on Friday (March 19), while moving their Soyuz spacecraft in preparation for the arrival of the next crew.

Expedition 64 director Sergey Ryzhikov and flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, both of Russia’s state-owned space agency Roscosmos, and NASA flight engineer Kate Rubins, the Sokol weight suit, boarded the spacecraft Their Russian Soyuz MS-17 were then extracted from the ground Port of the station’s Rassvet Mini Search Module 1 (MRM 1) at 12:38 pm EDT (1638 GMT).