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Russian-U.S. crew makes belated arrival at space station

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A Russian spaceship carrying two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut made a belated arrival at the International Space Station on Thursday, returning the orbital outpost to full staff. Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Steven Swanson blasted off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket two days ago from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Russian spacecraft docks at ISS after two-day delay

A Moscow-backed spacecraft carrying two Russians and a US astronaut on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after a technical hitch caused an unprecedented two-day delay. The Soyuz TMA-12M, carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson, docked at 3:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. Hours after the successful docking, Russian state media reported that the head of Moscow's mission control, Viktor Ivanov, had been sacked.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson docked at 03:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. "The Soyuz TMA-12M docked automatically to the docking module of the Russian segment of the ISS," mission control said in a statement on its website.

Russian-US crew docks at ISS two days late after technical glitch

A Russian spacecraft with two Russians and a NASA astronaut aboard on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after a technical hitch caused an unprecedented two-day delay. The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson docked at 03:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. Skvortsov was first to open the hatch into the ISS around 7:00 am Moscow time (0300 GMT), hugging the crewmembers already on board and grinning broadly.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson docked at 03:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. "The Soyuz TMA-12M docked automatically to the docking module of the Russian segment of the ISS at 0353 am Moscow time," mission control said in a statement on its website.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson docked at 03:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. "The Soyuz TMA-12M docked automatically to the docking module of the Russian segment of the ISS at 0353 am Moscow time," mission control said in a statement on its website.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson docked at 03:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. "The docking of the piloted spaceship has taken place to the ISS. All the systems are working normally," mission control announced as Russian television showed a live broadcast of the docking.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson docked at 03:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. "The docking of the piloted spaceship has taken place to the ISS. All the systems are working normally," mission control announced as Russian television showed a live broadcast of the docking.

Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch. The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA's Steve Swanson docked automatically at 03:53 am Moscow time (1153 GMT Thursday), Russia's mission control said. "The docking of the piloted spaceship has taken place." am/pvh

Space launch forces French jumbo to make refueling stop

HAMBURG (Reuters) - An Air France A380 jumbo jet flying from Shanghai to Paris was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Hamburg airport on Wednesday after a space mission launch caused it to run low on fuel, the airline said. Flight AF111 had to make a diversion after airspace over Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan was closed for at least 30 minutes for the launch of a Russian Soyuz space rocket, an Air France spokeswoman said.
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