Russian spacecraft with 3 cosmonauts docks with space station | TASS Russian News Agency

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KOROLYOV (Moscow Region), October 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft with an international crew has docked with the Russian module Poisk of the International Space Station (ISS), the Flight Control Center told TASS on Friday.

“The engagement and docking of the manned transport spacecraft were carried out,” the Flight Control Center said.

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, left, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos, center, and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos answer questions from the press outside the Soyuz simulator ahead of their Soyuz qualification exams, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The trio will fly to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft. Photo Credit: Bill Ingalls / NASA. Read more at http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/iss/russia-sets-new-date-for-soyuz-ms-02-mission-confirms-decision-to-cut-iss-crews/#bS1T4cZFiDHSWYP2.99

The Soyuz has delivered Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko and also US astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough. There is also a particle of the relics of Saint Seraphim of Sarov aboard the spacecraft. After the new crew completes its flight that will last about six months, the particle will be transferred to the Church of the Transfiguration in the Stellar City in the Moscow Region.

Source: TASS: Science & Space – Russian spacecraft with 3 cosmonauts docks with space station

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The new crew will replace Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi and US astronaut Kathleen Rubins who will return to the Earth on October 30.

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