Soyuz Ship To Dock With International Space Station On Tuesday

The Soyuz TM-33 space ship, with crew captain Viktor Afanasyev, flight engineer Konstantin Kozeyev and French researcher Claudie Haignere on board, is expected to dock with the International Space Station at 14.41 Moscow time on Tuesday. RIA Novosti yesterday learnt at the Russian Mission Control in Korolyov, Moscow region, that the ship, which blasted off from the Baikonur space centre on Sunday, would conduct a two-impulse manoeuvre to dock in its 32nd and 33rd revolution. The crew are expected to speak to French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin half an hour after boarding the station.

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