Docking

Soyuz MS-18 Docking

International Space Station International Space Station Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-18 Expedition 65

The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft will dock to the International Space Station carrying three new Expedition 65 crew members : ROSCOSMOS cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei.

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Nosu • March 10, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

Launch scheduled for April 9 07:42 UTC

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Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-18

Progress Rocket Space Center | Russia
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
April 9, 2021, 7:42 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Soyuz MS-18 begins expedition 65 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

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