(From The Japan News)
A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese docked smoothly Thursday with the International Space Station.
The capsule connected to the orbiting laboratory about 400 kilometers above Earth at 0245 GMT. The rocket had lifted off from a Russian manned launch facility in Kazakhstan about 5 hours and 45 minutes earlier at 2102 GMT Wednesday.
The rocket reached orbit about 15 minutes after launch and circled the Earth four times before heading for the space station.