Houston: Record-setting Indian-American cosmonaut Sunita Williams along with two other astronauts today docked their Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station for a four-month stay.
46-year-old NASA astronaut Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide arrived at the ISS after two days in orbit.
The trio docked its Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft to the Rassvet module at around 10:21 IST, NASA said in a statement.
The crew took off to the ISS successfully from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 15 for a four-month long mission to the space station
This is the second space mission for Sunita Williams. She also holds the record of the longest spaceflight — 195 days — for woman space travellers.
The crew which will return home in mid-November is expected to conduct over 30 scientific missions during their stay aboard the ISS.