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Russian Soyuz with three astronauts docks to ISS

06-13-2011 08:45 BJT

MOSCOW, June 10 (Xinhua) -- The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft with three crew members on board has docked to the International Space Station (ISS) early Friday, said the Mission Control Center.

The spacecraft docked to the ISS Russian Rassvet module automatically, said the Mission Control spokesman.

The Soyuz, which blast off from Baikonur Cosmosdrome in Kazakhstan on June 8, sent Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and American astronaut Michael to the orbit.

According to the Russian Cosmonauts Training Center, the new crew will spend 161 days in the ISS and conduct three space walks.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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