SpaceX deliver Russian women to station

A Russian astronaut who was sent to the International Space Station by the United States arrived at her new home on Thursday for a five-month stay.

A day after launching into space, the SpaceX capsule docked with the station.

The connection occurred 260 miles (420 kilometres) above the Atlantic, just off Africa's west coast.

It was the first time a Russian had taken a ride from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in 20 years.

Anna Kikina joins two Russians who are already at the orbital base.

Marine Col. Nicole Mann, a member of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in California, rode with Kikina.

Josh Cassada and Japan's Koichi Wakata, the group's only veteran space pilot with five trips.

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