Lexi Lonas of The Hill –
An American-Russia trio successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, joining the other seven people currently on the station.
The trio consists of NASA’s Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov.
“When we started, we were competing with each other, and that was one of the reasons we were so successful at the beginning of human space flight,” Vande Hei said at a news conference, The Associated Press reported. “And as time went on, we realized that by working together we can achieve even more. And of course, that’s continuing to this day and I hope that it will continue into the future.”