Soyuz MS-08 on Soyuz FG rocket carries three crew into orbit on way to ISS

by | Mar 22, 2018 | International Space Station, Launches, NASA, Russia, Soyuz

At 1744 GMT on 21st March 2018, a Soyuz FG rocket rose from its launch pad at the Baikonur launch base near Tyuratam in Kazakhstan.  The rocket was carrying the Soyuz MS-08 (ISS-54S) spacecraft which held three crew who were being carried on their way to the International Space Station (ISS).  Those aboard were cosmonaut and Soyuz commander Oleg Artemyev, US Astronaut Andrew Feustel and US Astronaut Richard Arnold.  All three have spacewalk experience and are expected to take part in “extra vehicular activity” during their stay on the space station.

Update on 26 March 2017: Soyuz MS-08 docked with the ISS Poisk module at 1941 GMT on 23 March 2018.

The International Space Station (ISS). Courtesy: NASA

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