Orbital View: A Warm Welcome in a Cold Place

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Three astronauts got a new home address yesterday: The International Space Station, way, way up there.

Yuri Malenchenko of Russia, Tim Kopra of the United States, and Tim Peake of Britain arrived in a Russian Soyuz rocket, photographed by their new roommate as it docked:

(See all Orbital Views here)