Soyuz Space Capsule Docks With International Space Station
The Soyuz space capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station.
Watch the grinning astronauts Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin as they join Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and his crew to take over the space station's operations.
Fossum, flight engineers Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, will return to Earth in their Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft at 8:24 p.m. November 21.
Soyuz launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch had been delayed for two months after the unmannned Progress cargo ship crashed in August. That rocket used some of the same technology as the booster rockets carrying Soyuz, so safety investigations had to be completed before a manned flight could safely launch.