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Tim Peake rocket launch: Soyuz docks with the ISS

A rocket carrying Briton Tim Peake has docked with the International Space Station six hours after launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz space capsule is carrying Russian Yuri Malenchenko, American Tim Kopra and "Major Tim", who will spend six months on the station.

The crew controlled the approach manually, after retreating slightly from the space station.

Former astronaut Piers Sellers explained the process to the BBC's Simon McCoy and Rebecca Morrelle.

  • 15 Dec 2015
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