Soyuz Arrives at Space Station
SPACE.com Download time: Jun 10 2011 9:15 AM ET
hree spaceflyers have arrived at the International Space Station, their new home for the next 5 1/2 months.
NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov reached the orbiting lab today (June 9) after a two-day journey. Their Soyuz capsule docked to the Rassvet mini research module in the station's Russian segment a few minutes ahead of schedule at 5:18 p.m. EDT (2118 GMT).
During preparations yesterday for the spacecraft's rendezvous with the station, a slight issue was detected with one of the Soyuz thrusters. Russian flight controllers determined, however, that it would not impact the capsule's docking operations.…
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