“An upgraded Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a veteran shuttle commander docked with the International Space Station Saturday evening after a two-day orbital chase, boosting the lab’s crew back to six,” William Harwood reports for CNET. “Astronaut Scott Kelly’s teenage daughter, Samantha, celebrating her birthday in Moscow, promptly asked her dad for an iPhone, ‘so I can keep up with your trip.'”
“‘I’m sorry, I didn’t hear that,’ Kelly replied from orbit during a call from the Russian mission control center,” Harwood reports. “‘Pleeeaaassseee?’ his daughter pleaded.”
Harwood reports, “Kelly did not reply as U.S. and Russian space officials laughed.”
Much more in the full article here.