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Capsule Docks with Space Station, 3 New Tenants

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

cape Canaveral, FL (AP) -The International Space Station has
three new tenants.

A Russian Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting lab Friday, two
days after blasting off from Kazakhstan. It delivered an American,
an Italian and a Russian for a five-month stay.

The docking took place 220 miles above west Africa, just as NASA
was wrapping up a fueling test of space shuttle Discovery on its
Florida launch pad. Discovery should have flown to the space
station in November, but is grounded until February because of fuel
tank cracks.

The newest space station residents are Catherine Coleman, Paolo
Nespoli and Dmitry Kondratyev. Two Russians and one American
already are on board, for a total crew of six.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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