The Soyuz-2.1 launch rocket was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan. It brought two Russians and an American to the International Space Station (ISS). There is a mission of 188 days waiting for them.
The Russian Soyuz-2.1 missile was launched on Wednesday in Universe Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft. Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitriy Petelin and US astronaut Francisco Rubio on board. Their mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will last for 188 days. “The stability is good (…), the crew is fine,” said the commentator. NASA After takeoff, it will be broadcast live on the websites of the American and Russian space agencies.
At the end of July, Yuri Borisov, the new head of the Russian state space agency Roscosmos, announced that Russia would leave the International Space Station after 2024 and build its own orbital station. On the same day, the United States said that Russia had not formally notified Washington of its intention to withdraw from the International Space Station, but the White House was looking at ways to mitigate the impact of the Russian shortage on the station. The United States, Russia, Canada, Japan and some European Space Agency countries are currently involved in the project.
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