Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Soyuz capsule delivers 3 astronauts to Space Station

Soyuz capsule delivers 3 astronauts to Space Station

The three crew members of the Expedition 56 Soyuz are on their way to reach International Space Station after they took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome which is located in Kazakhstan at 7:12 am EDT on Wednesday. He performed his first space flight from May 28 to November 10, 2014 as part of Expedition 40/41 in the capacity of the flight engineer of the Souyz TMA-13M spacecraft and the space station. Case in point, a recent launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia's Roscosmos sent three new astronauts to the ISS (Serena Auñón-Chancellor from NASA, Sergey Prokopyev from Roscosmos, and Alexander Gerst from the European Space Agency) to take over for three astronauts who recently returned to Earth. On arrival of these three astronauts, the orbiting lab will be full as it will be housing six astronauts.

The spacecraft is said to enter the designated orbit on Friday, and then it will be docking to the International Space Station. They'll spend almost six months on the station, working alongside Artemyev as well as NASA's Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold. Their mission is to conduct 250 experiments in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology.

The new space expedition's crew will stay for 187 days aboard the orbital outpost. Arnold and Futsal will also install some equipment so that the upcoming U.S. commercial crew vehicles which are aligned with the worldwide docking adapter on the Harmony module of the ISS.

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