I couldn't find a YouTube video of the welcome ceremony of the newly arrived crew of Soyuz TMA-20M.

Was there no broadcast on NASA TV of this event?

  • $\begingroup$ Is this not what your looking for? youtube.com/watch?v=cDCvwvhbqBg $\endgroup$
    – Dean
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 8:48
  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately not; it should be the analogue of youtube.com/watch?v=lJJExh5U77c $\endgroup$
    – ray
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ If you skip to 5:11 you can see the hatch opening, are you sure there was an actual cerenomy? Because I don't think there was one due to the time in Baikonur. It was a night launch (21:26:38 UTC) and the docking with the ISS was at 03:09 UTC which meant in Kazakhstan it would have been 9 o'clock in the morning (UTC+6). $\endgroup$
    – Dean
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ Here is a very brief excerpt at the end of the video of this ceremony youtube.com/watch?v=eP4kuYXpJPE $\endgroup$
    – ray
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 20:19
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    $\begingroup$ @ray Is this what you are looking for? dailymotion.com/video/x3zh9jo $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 23:47

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The video of the welcome ceremony for Expedition 47, the crew of the Soyuz TMA-20M, was in fact released publicly. I found one copy of it on Daily Motion:

Expedition 47 Welcome Ceremony

The footage does contain the hatch opening as well and is a little over 18 minutes long, so you may want to grab some popcorn.


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