Tag: Roscosmos

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Launches to Space Station with Russian Crewmates on Historic Soyuz Flight

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –   NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and her two Russian cosmonaut crewmates successfully blasted off for the International Space Station early this morning aboard their Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft on a milestone mission marking the historic end of an era for American astronauts aboard the Russian vessels that also counts as the 2oth anniversary of continuous, uninterrupted  human

American-Russian Soyuz Crew of Meir, Morgan, Skripochka Return Safely to Changed Earth from Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The American-Russian crew of Expedition 62 returned safely to an Earth vastly changed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic early this morning Friday, April 17 after departing the International Space Station in their Soyuz spacecraft last night Thursday, April 16 for a safe soft landing just hours later in Kazakhstan. The trio of

New Russian-American Trio Launches on Soyuz and Docks to Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – With greatly reduced fanfare and no family members present in response to the continuing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic a new Russian-American trio of spacefarers successfully launched to orbit aboard an upgraded Soyuz rocket this morning Thursday, April 9 and docked at the International Space Station (ISS) just six hours later. The new spaceflyer

ExoMars 2020 Rover and Lander Delayed to 2022 Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In light of ongoing problems with the complex parachute landing system and travel restrictions caused by the spreading coronavirus pandemic the joint European/Russian ExoMars rover/lander mission scheduled for launch to Mars this summer has been postponed two years to 2022. “The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch