Accessibility links

Space Freighter Docks At ISS

A Russian re-supply ship docked at the International Space Station (ISS) Saturday, but the commander of the station - Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov - was forced to manually control the vehicle because its automatic docking system was not working.

The ship, designated Progress M-05M, docked at the ISS at 10:30pm Moscow time.

Among the 2.5 tons of supplies carried to the ISS by the Progress are food, water, fuel, equipment, as well as gifts and treats for the station's multi-national crew.

At present, the ISS has a crew of six. Three Russians, two Americans, and a Japanese.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.