New crew docks with ISS

2012-07-17 09:00
A new crew has arrived at the International Space Station. (AP)

A new crew has arrived at the International Space Station. (AP)

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2012-07-17 08:03

More than 200 students gathered at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond to speak with Nasa astronaut and Expedition 32 flight engineer Joe Acaba aboard the International Space Station.WATCH

Moscow - A new multinational crew on Tuesday successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) after a two day voyage from Earth, Russian mission control said.

The Soyuz capsule carrying Nasa's Sunita Williams, Japan's Akihiko Hoshide and Russia's Yury Malenchenko automatically docked with the ISS at 04:51 GMT after blast-off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday.

When the hatches open in a few hours and the new crew moves from the capsule into the station, they will join the incumbent crew Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and American Joseph Acaba who have been on board since May.

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