The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft docked on the International Space Station, carrying three new crew members who will be living aboard until December. The trio's arrival brings the total ISS residents to six.
Yurchikin and Fischer will return to Earth on June 2 after a 135-day mission, and filling the third seat of their flight is astronaut Whitson. Soyuz MS-04 is the 50th Soyuz spacecraft launched to the ISS.
In the Siberian region of Tuva in Russia, authorities are busy examining pieces of the debris left from the crash of the Progress cargo spaceship. The remnants were from the crash a week past after failing to reach orbit.