Ship reaches space station in just 6 hours
The International Space Station is seen from the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft as it approached Thursday.
March 28th, 2013
10:55 PM ET

Ship reaches space station in just 6 hours

A Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft carrying three crew members docked at 10:28 p.m. ET Friday with the International Space Station after an expedited flight of just six hours from Earth.

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  1. chrissy

    Meet George Jetson! Lol

    March 29, 2013 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tim

    Cool. I hope they will be careful – sure glad I'm not up there.

    March 29, 2013 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    They're heros on the front page of Pravda.

    March 29, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    North Korea should send its prodigious Glory-Doughboy-Leader to the space station on one of its backyard-fireworks rockets.

    March 29, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Fuel conservation for space. With the technology they're using on cars for better MPG, they should be able to reverse the process of space based technology that improves our lives on earth to earth based technology to improve the MPP for space craft.

    March 29, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Jupiter came down to Earth one day and decided to help these two

    criminals to rob a bank. Anyway, to make a long story short,

    they got caught and the three of them found themselves in court.

    The judge sentenced the two earthlings to fifteen years, and Jupiter

    was a bit shocked when he was sentenced to ten years.

    "But your honour" said Jupiter, "I didn't even take part in the robbery!"

    "Yes" said the judge. "But you helped them ... Planet!"

    March 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    On July 8, 1947, witnesses claim a spaceship with five aliens aboard crashed on a sheep-and-cattle ranch outside Roswell, an incident they say has been covered up by the military.
    March 31, 1948, nine months after that day, Al Gore was born.

    That clears up a lot of things.

    March 29, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    It was a happy occasion at NASA; they had just made the scientific achievement of a lifetime. As they were uncorking a bottle of champagne, Dr. Oppenstein, the head scientist at NASA, asked everyone to be quiet as he had received a congratulatory phone call from the President of the United States. He picked up a special red phone, and spoke into it. "Mr. President," said Dr. Oppenstein, grinning broadly, "after 12 years of hard research and billions of dollars spent, we have finally found intelligent life on Mars." He listened for a second, and his smile gradually disappeared, replaced by a frown. He said, "But that's impossible ... we could never do it. Yes Mr. President," and hung up the phone. He addressed the crowd of scientists staring at him curiously. "I have some bad news," he said, "the President said that now that we've found intelligent life on Mars, he wants us to try to find it in Congress."

    March 29, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    An astronomer is on an expedition to Darkest Africa to observe a total eclipse of the sun, which will only be observable there, when he's captured by cannibals. The eclipse is due the next day around noon. To gain his freedom he plans to pose as a god and threaten to extinguish the sun if he's not released, but the timing has to be just right. So, in the few words of the cannibals' primative tongue that he knows, he asks his guard what time they plan to kill him.
    The guard's answer is, "Tradition has it that captives are to be killed when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky on the day after their capture so that they may be cooked and ready to be served for the evening meal".
    "Great", the astronomer replies.
    The guard continues, though, "But because everyone's so excited about it, in your case we're going to wait until after the eclipse."

    March 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lmao @ bobcat, that was awesome! And just think, theyre still looking for that lol.

    March 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      L doubt that wil ever be found chrissy.

      March 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol i agree, but ill still keep hoping bobcat.

    March 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bubba

    That's without the TSA involved. Or it would be 18 hrs.

    March 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |