Tense Manual Docking Required as Replacement Crew Arrives at the Space Station

New Crew Arrives at Space StationNew Crew Arrives at Space Station, NASA

" The Soyuz spacecraft with the 10th International Space Station crew, Astronaut Leroy Chiao and Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov, docked to the orbiting laboratory at 12:16 a.m. EDT Saturday."

"Sharipov guided the Soyuz to a manual docking after the automated Kurs rendezvous system failed. The crew had trained extensively for manual approach, and the docking proceeded without incident."

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