A Russian spacecraft carrying three people docked successfully at the International Space Station today after a flawless launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Our guy in space, NASA's Reid Wiseman, got right to work tweeting totally awesome photographs that masterfully convey the wonder and beauty of being, holy crap, an astronaut in space.
Along with Russian cosmonaut Max Surayev and Alexander Gerst of Germany, astronaut Wiseman arrived at the station at 5:44 AM (0144 GMT). They lifted off less than six hours before from Kazakhstan. Six hours! Isn't that amazing?
The Mission Control in Moscow congratulated the trio on a successful docking. They are joining two Russians and an American who have been at the station since March.
Previously on Boing Boing: "Russian Soyuz rocket launches 3 crewmembers on trip to ISS"
Just watched a sunset from the Cupola with a crazy thunderstorm. Speechless. Feeling good, but easily disoriented in the huge #ISS.— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) May 29, 2014
Our Soyuz over S. Korea pic.twitter.com/Pc7KXEdxI9— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) May 29, 2014