Astronauts Karen Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Luca Parmitano
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Astronauts dock in space

29 May 2013 Last updated at 08:09 BST

A capsule carrying three astronauts has docked at the International Space Station after launching from Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz rocket lifted off on Tuesday evening for its six hour journey and brings the number of crew based at the ISS to six.

Two of the crew members, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Karen Nyberg have been into space before but it's the first time for Luca Parmitano from Sicily, Italy.

Italian chefs have made special astronaut lasagne and risotto for him to make him feel at home in space.

The crew will be carrying out experiments until they return back to earth in November.

The Soyuz capsule was using a new flight technology that reduces the travel time from the normal two days it takes to get there.