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Soyuz TMA-15 docked to the ISS. / June 2, 2009 /

On Friday, May 29, at 16:36 Moscow time the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-15 docked to the International Space Station. Docking has been held in planning mode. In a live broadcast this show channel "Vesti 24.

The ship «dock» to the Russian module Zarya, which is the last free node connecting the Russian segment of the station. Opening hatches transition between the «Souz» and the ISS should be in between 17:45 and 18:00 Moscow time.

Soyuz TMA-15 was launched from Baikonur on May 27. At orbit it withdrew booster Soyuz-FG. During the flight to the ISS inside the ship suddenly increased temperature, but the situation returned to normal soon. About the incident Mission Control Center near Moscow reported to Interfax agency.

On board the Soyuz is crew of 20th expedition to the ISS commanded by Roman Romanenko. The Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Tire and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winn (ESA) are flight engineers of thr ship.

Arrived astronauts will supplement the 19 th expedition to the ISS. Thus, at the station for the first time it will stay in orbit for a long time to work six people

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