Support The Moscow Times!

Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

Federal Space Station

The Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-02 successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced on Friday. 

"The docking of the transport spaceship with the module 'Search' was accomplished at 12:59 p.m. Moscow time," a Roscosmos spokesperson said.

The spacecraft delivered three new crew members to the space station, Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, and American astronaut Shane Kimbrough.  They will be joining the 49th expedition to the ISS, which currently consists of Russian Anatoly Ivanishin, American Kathleen Rubens, and Takuya Onishi of Japan. The new crew is to spend 155 days on the space station.

The Soyuz spacecraft was launched on Oct. 19 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch had been postponed from its original date of Sept. 23 due to a technical problem. 


… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more