June 7, 2014
(4 April 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23 commander, reaches to assist NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, flight engineer, as she ingresses the International Space Station from the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Soyuz commander and flight engineer, is visible at bottom of hatch inside the Soyuz. Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, is out of frame. Docking occurred at 1:25 a.m. (EDT) on April 4, 2010, and the hatches between the Soyuz and the station were opened at 3:19 a.m.
Topics: Soyuz TMA-18, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Soyuz, cosmonaut, Soyuz TMA-1, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Mikhail Korniyenko, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23