Photo: Soyuz TMA-03M Docks WIth the International Space Station




With the three Expedition 30/31 crew members aboard, the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft (left) eases toward its docking with the Russian-built Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM-1), also known as Rassvet, Russian for "dawn." The docking, which once more enables six astronauts and cosmonauts to work together aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, took place at 9:19 a.m. (CST) on Dec. 23, 2011. ISS030-E-015605 (23 Dec. 2011) --- high res (1.1 M) low res (72 K)

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