Soyuz TMA-14M hatches opened

The three crew members Aleksandr Samokutyayev, Yelena Serova and Barry E. Wilmore aboard the Soyuz TMA-14M have now entered their home for the next six months. Following a smooth docking, leak checks were performed and the hatches opened allowing the crew to enter the station. Just before the hatches opened NASA confirmed that after the docking of the Soyuz TMA-14M to the Poisk module the stuck Solar Array unexpectedly deployed.  The hatch opening occurred almost an hour later than originally planned.

Once on board the normal teleconference with the families and dignitaries on the ground was held before the crew headed to bed for their first night in orbit.

A fun fact from this arrival, there are 18 Zebrafish on Soyuz, add that to the 40 mice that arrived on Dragon earlier this week and the six crew members there are 64 living on the station currently.

Below is a video of the crew entering the station



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