Soyuz docks successfully with space station

Spacecraft with two Russians and American onboard docks safely with International Space Station.



    A spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American has docked at the International Space Station [ISS].

    The Soyuz crew were staking their lives on an automated docking system after a string of technical failures had raised major questions about Russia's space programme.

    It is the first flight to the ISS since NASA retired its space shuttles earlier this year and the Soyuz spacecraft is now the only means of reaching the space station.

    Japan's Satoshi Furukawa, Mike Fossum from the US, and Russia's Sergei Volkov will return home in December, while the new crew members will stay until March.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.