A few hours ago the astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and the cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin returned to Earth on the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft, that landed without problems in Kazakhstan. The three of them spent a bit more than 5 months on the International Space Station, where they arrived on September 13, 2017 as part of Expedition 53.
A little while ago the Progress MS-8 spacecraft docked with the International Space Station in the mission also referred to as Progress 68 or 68P. The Russian space freighter, which blasted off last Tuesday, is carrying food, water, scientific experiments, propellant and various hardware.
A little while ago the Progress MS-8 spacecraft blasted off atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. After about nine minutes it successfully separated from the rocket’s last stage and was placed on its route. The cargo spacecraft began its resupply mission to the International Space Station also called Progress 69 or 69P.
A little while ago the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft, which blasted off about two days ago from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has reached the International Space Station carrying three new crew members. Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of JAXA now complete the Expedition 54 crew.
A few hours ago the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with aboard three new crew members to be transported to the International Space Station carrying Norishige Kanai, Anton Shkaplerov and Scott Tingle, three new crew members. This time the Soyuz traveled on the 2-day path instead of the 6-hour fast path used in the previous launches.