Moscow: Russian mission control says a Soyuz
space capsule has successfully flown from one module of the
International Space Station to another after a delay.
The capsule was piloted by Russian astronaut Fyodor
Yurchikhin. It was moved from the docking port at the space
station's Zvezda module to make way for an unmanned Russian
progress capsule bringing supplies to the station on Friday.
The transfer to the Raasvet module took 24 minutes, the
ITAR-Tass news agency cited Russian space program spokesman
Valery Lyndin as saying yesterday.
The transfer was delayed by about 90 minutes because of
problems with solar panels at the station; Russian news
agencies cited NASA representatives at mission control outside
Moscow as saying.
First Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 09:08