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Soyuz with the Fedor robot docked to the ISS on the second attempt

At the first attempt on August 24, the ship could not approach the station due to a failure.

Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft. NASA image

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the first Russian humanoid robot Fedor docked to the Zvezda module of the International Space Station (ISS). This was announced byRoskosmos and confirmed by NASA.

In addition to the robot, the ship delivered 670 kilograms of dry cargo to the station. The crew began preparations for the opening of passageways. A post appeared on Twitter of Fedor saying that he would apologize for the delay, as he was stuck in traffic. At the station, the robot will stay until September 6, and then return to Earth.

On August 22, the Soyuz rocket with the Fedor robot launched from Baikonur. Two days later, the ship was unable to dock to the station due to problems with the Kurs automatic docking system; she was unable to stabilize the ship. For re-docking the Union with Fedor, the astronaut Alexander Skvortsov re-docked the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft from the Zvezda module to the Search module.

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