Soyuz MS-22 Spacecraft Docks to Space Station– New Crew Begins Six-Month Mission

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Soyuz MS-22 Crew Ship Approaches the Space Station

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The Soyuz MS-22 team ship approaches the spaceport station above the Mediterranean Sea with 3 brand-new team members for a docking to the Rassvet module. Credit: NASA

< period class ="glossaryLink" aria-describedby ="tt" data-cmtooltip ="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>NASA</div><div class=glossaryItemBody>Established in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Its vision is &quot;To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.&quot; Its core values are &quot;safety, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and inclusion.&quot;</div>" data-gt-translate-attributes="[{" attribute="">NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 1:06 p.m. EDT (10:06 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, September 21.

The hatches between the International Space Station and the newly arrived Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft officially opened at 3:34 p.m. EDT. With the arrival of three new crew members in addition to the existing seven people already aboard for Expedition 67, the station’s population temporarily increases to 10.


Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitriy Petelin, and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio introduced on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft atop a Soyuz 2.1 a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 21,2022 Following a two-orbit rendezvous, the trio docked to the Rassvet module of the International Space Station where they will finish a six-month stay aboard the orbital station. Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin signed up with Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev, cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos, along with NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut SamanthaCristoforetti Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin will invest 6 months aboard the orbital lab.

Soyuz MS-22 Rocket Launches

The Soyuz MS-22 rocket releases to the International Space Station with Expedition 68 astronaut Frank Rubio of NASA, and cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin of Roscosmos aboard, Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome inKazakhstan Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin will invest around 6 months on the orbital complex, going back to Earth in March2023 Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

On September 29, the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft, which is presently docked at the spaceport station, is set up to undock from the orbiting lab and bring Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov back toEarth They will make a parachute-assisted landing on the Kazakh steppe.

International Space Station Configuration September 21, 2022

International Space Station Configuration since September 21,2022 Five spaceships are docked at the spaceport station consisting of the Space X Crew Dragon Freedom and Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 and MS-22 team ships and the Progress 80 and 81 resupply ships. Credit: NASA

Expedition 67 astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins of NASA and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) have actually been aboard given that showing up on April 27, 2022, on the Space X DragonFreedom Freedom and its team are presently set up to go back to Earth in early-to-mid October.



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