NASA
December 16, 2015 4:58 PM EST

A spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked manually Tuesday at the International Space Station—after an automated attempt failed.

The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft carried Tim Kopra of NASA, Tim Peake of the English Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko. Malenchenko docked the ship on manual controls after automatic docking was aborted for an unspecified reason.

Kopra, Malenchenko and Peake will remain on the station until early June 2016, according to NASA. The trio replaces three other astronauts who left the International Space Station last week.

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