The Soyuz rocket that will bring Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers home arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) and docked on Thursday, according to Russian Mission Control.
Two Russians and one American are on the rocket. They will replace Andre Kuipers and his two colleagues. The rocket was launched two days ago, from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, after being delayed for six weeks.
Over the course of Thursday morning, the three astronauts will make their way from the capsule into the ISS, where they will live at least until September. It is unclear when Kuipers and his colleagues will be able to leave the ISS and return to Earth.
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