It was night in Kazakhstan when the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet to ransport them to the International Space Station. It’s the third new version Soyuz spacecraft and was launched once again in the route that will take two days instead of the six-hourt fast path to keep on testing the new on-board systems.
A little while ago the Soyuz-02 MS spacecraft, which blasted off about two days ago from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has reached the International Space Station carrying three new crewmembers. Robert Kimbrough of NASA, Andrey Borisenko and Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos now complete the Expedition 49 crew.
A little while ago ago the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko to transport them to the International Space Station. The new version of the Soyuz spacecraft was launched once again in the route that will take two days instead of the six-hour fast path to keep on testing the new on-board systems.
In China it was morning when the Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou 11 was successfully launched atop a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. After nearly nine minutes it separated from the rocket’s second stage and regularly entered into low-Earth orbit to begin its mission scheduled to last 33 days.
A few hours ago the astronaut Jeff Williams and the cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin returned to Earth on the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft, landed without problems in Kazakhstan. The three of them spent about five and a half months on the International Space Station, where they arrived on March 18, 2016 as part of Expedition 47.