Soyuz TMA-03M and Rassvet
January 2, 2012
With the three Expedition 30/31 crew members aboard, the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft (left) eases toward its docking with the Russian-built Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM-1), also known as Rassvet, Russian for "dawn." The docking, which once more enables six astronauts and cosmonauts to work together aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, took place at 9:19 a.m. (CST) on Dec. 23, 2011.
Topics: Soyuz-TMA, Soyuz programme, Manned spacecraft, Rassvet, Mini-Research Module 1, Soyuz, International Space Station