Space station gets 3 new tenants from 3 countries

By MARCIA DUNN | June 9, 2011 | 5:29 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's a full house again at the International Space Station.

A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from three countries docked at the orbiting lab on Thursday. The linkup ended a two-day trip for the Soyuz spacecraft that launched from Kazakhstan.

The three new tenants join three others already on board. The six spacemen will be part of history when NASA flies the shuttle for the last time. Atlantis is set to deliver supplies to the space station next month.

Arriving Thursday for a five-month stay were astronauts from Russia, Japan and the U.S.

The rendezvous was successful, despite a minor thruster problem on the Soyuz.