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Live Stream: ISS Hatch Opening and Welcome Ceremony

After a flawless docking, The ISS and Soyuz hatch opening coverage will begin at 2:30AM EST on November 16. The actual opening is scheduled to be for 2:55AM EST, but the docking ran ahead of schedule, so the hatch opening may do the same. 

A welcome ceremony will air following the hatch opening. 

Two cosmonauts, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, as well as one astronaut, Daniel Burbank will be joining the current crew of the ISS, Mike Fossum, Satoshi Furukawa, and Sergei Volkov. (See below the video for an image of the full 6 person Expedition 29 crew)

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Expedition 29 crew members pictured from the left on the front row are Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineer Dan Burbank. Pictured from the left on the back row are Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa, Sergei Volkov, Anatoly Ivanishin and Anton Shkaplerov. Photo credit: NASA
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