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Russia's Soyuz craft docked with space station


Nasa footage shows the Soyuz spacecraft docking at the space station

A Russian spacecraft carrying an international crew has docked with the International Space Station, Russia's mission control says.

Spokesman Valery Lyndin said the Soyuz TMA-17, launched from Kazakhstan on Monday, docked at 0148 Moscow time on Wednesday (2248 GMT on Tuesday).

American Timothy J Creamer, Soichi Noguchi of Japan and Russia's Oleg Kotov were on board.

They join an American and a Russian currently on the station.

Jeff Williams and Maxim Surayev have been there since October.

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