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Soyuz launch sequence

Here’s what ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA (flight engineers) and Soyuz commander Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos will experience during liftoff (see infographic below for visual of each stage).  The Soyuz launcher delivers...

Launch day for Vita mission

After years of training and preparation, it’s almost time for launch for ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos. The past two weeks have seen the astronauts move from...

Soyuz MS spacecraft in infographics

Explore the Russian Soyuz MS spacecraft, the most reliable means of transporting crew to and from the International Space Station. More infographics and high-resolution files are available on Flickr or by clicking the images below.