Astronauts dock at the International Space Station

Astronauts dock at the International Space Station

Astronauts dock at the International Space Station

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jul, 2015 | 11:26 am

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.

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.

Manned flights to the ISS are currently only possible with Russia’s ageing Soviet space technology.

The US retired its Space Shuttle operation in 2011.

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