On May 29, 2013 at 02:10 UTC the "Soyuz TMA-09M” spacecraft docked with the Russian "Rassvet” ("Daybreak”) module of the International Space Station in automatic regime just only about 5 hours and 39 minutes after the launch.
The Soyuz TMA-09M delivered three new members of Expedition 36 to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Fjodor Yurchikhin, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and American astronaut Karen Nyberg.
The hatches between the spacecraft and the station were opened at 04:14 UTC.
The new comers joined current ISS expedition members - Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin as well as American astronaut Chr
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