"Confirmed contact, stowage confirmed," announced Tuesday, Aug. 27, a commentator on Nasa TV to discuss an unmanned Soyuz spacecraft carrying the Russian humanoid robot Fedor docked at the International Space Station (ISS).
The human-sized robot christened Fedor is the first machine of this type sent into space by Russia.
A Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the robot on board took off from the Russian cosmodrome at Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Fedor is scheduled to stay in the ISS until 7 September to learn how to assist astronauts in the space station.
A first attempt at stowage failed Saturday. This failure of the first attempt at stowage was a new setback for the Russian space sector, which has suffered in recent years accidents and corruption scandals.
The ISS has orbited the Earth since 1998 at a speed of approximately 28,000 kilometers per hour.