March 23 (UPI) -- The International Space Station's newest crew members, including two NASA astronauts, arrived at the Poisk module on Friday afternoon.
NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold, Drew Feustel and Roscomos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev traveled to the space station in the MS-08 spacecraft that launched from Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
The crew-carrying capsule was received and docked with the help of the space station's current crew, NASA's Scott Tingle, as well as Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
At 5:48 p.m. ET, the hatch to the Poisk module was opened and the new crew boarded the space station.
The expanded six-person crew will be together until June, when Tingle, Shkaplerov and Kanai will travel back Earth. Feustel, Arnold and Artemyev will remain on the space station until August.