moscow - Three astronauts from Italy, Russia and the US arrived safely at the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday after a six-hour trip. The launch of the Soyuzraket from a launch platform in Kazakhstan was according to plan.
Paolo Nespoli (ESA), Sergei Rjasanski (Roscosmos) and Randolph Bresnik (NASA) will stay in the space station for about five months. The astronauts are investigating the effects of spacecraft on the immune system. They are an enhancement of the three-crew crew who is already floating about 400 kilometers above the earth.
For the 60-year-old Nespoli, it's not the first time he does the ISS station. Six years ago, he stayed there for a number of months and in 2007 he was short-lived. The launch was pre-blessed by a Russian orthodox priest, Gazeta Russian Gazette reports. Ru.