Astronaut trio docks at the ISS
July 23, New York: After a successful launch, three astronauts have successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.
Less than six hours after take-off from Russia‘s Baikonur cosmodrome, Kjell Lindgren from the US, Kimiya Yui of Japan and Russian Oleg Kononenko safely arrived at the orbital outpost. The flight had been postponed after the April launch of a cargo rocket failed.
The three astronauts arriving at the ISS include American astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui, who are flying for the first time. The crew is slated to stay in space for five months, returning on Dec. 22.
The Oslo Times