6 men and 9 months in Space
Three-nation crew blasted off for space station on Wednesday December 19 to live in space for another five months. They will take part in a series of experiments, and in docking and unloading six spacecrafts -- four Russian Progress cargo spacecrafts, Europe's ATV-4 space freighter and US SpX-2 spacecraft.
Tom Marshburn of NASA, Roman Romanenko of Russia
and Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) went on a
five-month mission aboard the International Space Station, a hundred
billion dollar research station set up by the joint effort of fifteen nations.
Oleg Novitsky, Yevgeny Tarelkin (Russia) and Kevin Ford (USA) have been manning the ISS since October.
The Soyuz rocket launched the Soyuz TMA-07M Space craft carrying the three men from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on December 19.
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