Soyuz Crew Ship Docks to New Science Module Port on Space Station

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The International Space Station setup since September 28, 2021, with the Soyuz MS-18 team ship docked to the Nauka multipurpose lab module. Credit: NASA

The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft that very first introduced and shown up to the International Space Station April 9 has actually now effectively transferred with its team aboard from the station’s Earth- dealing with Rassvet module to the “Nauka” Multipurpose LaboratoryModule The spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy, leader of the Soyuz, and Pyotr Dubrov in addition to NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, docked at 9: 04 a.m. EDT.

It is the very first time a spacecraft has actually connected to the brand-new Nauka module, which came to the station in July, and is the 20 th Soyuz port moving in station history and the very first because March 2021.

The moving releases the Rassvet port for the arrival October 5 of another Soyuz spacecraft, designated Soyuz MS-19, which will bring Soyuz leader and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and spaceflight individuals Klim Shipenko and Yulia Peresild.

Vande Hei and Dubrov are arranged to stay aboard the station till March2022 At the time of his return, Vande Hei will have set the record for the longest single spaceflight for anAmerican Novitskiy, Shipenko, and Peresild are arranged to go back to Earth in October aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft.



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