houston - The International Space Station laboratory welcomed Friday three new astronauts.
That the US space agency NASA said Saturday.
The Russians Alexei Ovtsjinin and Oleg Skriposjka brought to the lab, and the 58-year veteran Jeff Williams from the United States. The grandfather of three grandchildren remain a half years in the Spacelab and is easily the most experienced US astronaut on earth return ever. The trio was launched from Russia's Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.
Williams has already taken two missions in 2000 and 2006 he also worked on the ISS. Upon returning, he has a record of 534 days in space.