The uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft which failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday made a second successful attempt on Tuesday.

The spaceship was scheduled to dock with the station's Poisk module at 5:30 GMT, but encountered an issue with the Kurs automated docking system on the ISS. It was not a problem with the Soyuz spacecraft itself, according to NASA. Soyuz MS-14 docked with Zvezda service module, which was freed for it after Soyuz MS-13 was manually flown from Zvezda, where it had been docked, to Poisk, clearing it former docking port for Soyuz MS-14.

The spacecraft carries the Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850, which was created to be a replacement for humans in everything from rescue work to driving vehicles.

The robot is equipped with AI used on the mission to monitor and report on conditions during the flight.

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