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  • Collision of rocket components blamed for Soyuz MS-10 abort

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 13th, 2018

    The problem that resulted in Thursday's failed flight to the International Space Station for two crew members - might have been discovered.

  • Soyuz MS-10 abort: What happened and how will it affect the International Space Station?

    Jason RhianOctober 11th, 2018

    The Soyuz launch system is out of service due to an accident that occurred during the flight of the MS-10 mission. What this means in terms of access to the International Space Station - might surprise you.

  • Soyuz MS-10 fails to reach orbit, crew safe – UPDATE

    Derek RichardsonOctober 11th, 2018

    The spacecraft's escape system safely pulled Soyuz MS-10 with its two-person crew away from the failed booster.

  • GALLERY: Roscosmos Soyuz-FG rocket carries Expedition 56 trio to International Space Station

    Sean CostelloJune 6th, 2018

    'Poyekhali!' SpaceFlight Insider was at the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan to cover the flight of three Expedition 56 crew members to the International Space Station. Here are some of the images captured of the events leading up to - and of the launch.

  • Gallery: Soyuz MS-08 launches toward ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 21st, 2018

    In the sparsely populated Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan, Russia's state-run space corporation, Roscosmos, launched three people to the International Space Station. Soyuz MS-08 lifted off pad 1/5 at 1:44 p.m. EDT (17:44 GMT) March 21, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

  • Soyuz MS-08 trio lights up Kazakh sky to begin 2-day trek to ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 21st, 2018

    Lighting up the Kazakh Steppe at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, three fresh International Space Station crew members launched toward space to begin a two-day chase of the orbiting outpost. Soyuz MS-08 launched at 1:44 p.m. EDT (17:44 GMT) March 21, 2018.

  • Soyuz MS-08 trio set for 2-day flight to ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 20th, 2018

    Three more people are set to leave Earth to live aboard the International Space Station for about five months. They are slated to launch in their Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft at 1:44 p.m. EDT (05:44 GMT) March 21, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Soyuz MS-07 crew begins two-day trek toward ISS

    Derek RichardsonDecember 17th, 2017

    Just three days after one trio left the International Space Station, another launched toward it. A Soyuz-FG rocket lofted the Soyuz MS-07 mission spacecraft into orbit where it and its crew will spend some two days catching up with the outpost.

  • New ISS crew set to lift off on Soyuz-FG from Baikonur on first crewed launch of 2017

    Curt GodwinApril 17th, 2017

    Final preparations are underway for the launch of Expedition 51/52 crew members, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, to the International Space Station. Liftoff will take place from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:13 a.m. EDT (07:13 GMT) on April 20, 2017, and will be the first crewed Soyuz launch of 2017.

  • Expedition 49 trio en route to ISS after flawless launch from Baikonur

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 19th, 2016

    The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft finally launched out of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after being plagued by technical problems and delays. The spacecraft, with a trio of Expedition 49 astronauts and cosmonauts, is on a two-day trek to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft finally ready for launch

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 17th, 2016

    After delays triggered by technical difficulties, the upcoming crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS), designated Soyuz MS-02, is finally ready for its launch from Kazakhstan. The spacecraft, with the Expedition 49 trio aboard, will fly atop a Soyuz-FG booster at 4:05 a.m. EDT (08:05 GMT) Oct. 19 from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

  • First Soyuz MS spacecraft successfully launches with next Space Station crew

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 6th, 2016

    Thundering off from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Soyuz-FG rocket lit up the early morning sky, marking the first launch of Russia’s upgraded Soyuz MS spacecraft. The mission, carrying a trio of future International Space Station (ISS) inhabitants, was launched exactly at 4:36 a.m. MSK (01:36 GMT) on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

  • Three Expedition 45 crew members blast off to Space Station

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 2nd, 2015

    A Russian Soyuz-FG rocket, carrying three new ISS crew members, has successfully lifted off from launch pad 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch occurred as planned at 12:37 a.m. EDT (4:37 GMT) Wednesday, Sept. 2, with the Expedition 45 trio aboard.

  • Expedition 44 crew launches to Space Station

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 22nd, 2015

    A Russian Soyuz-FG rocket successfully lifted off from the launch pad 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in Kazakhstan. The launch vehicle is carrying the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft, heading to the International Space Station (ISS ) with three Expedition 44 crew members. The lift off occurred as scheduled, at 5:02 p.m. EDT (21:02 GMT) Wednesday, July […]

  • Soyuz TMA-12M flight extended from 6 hours – to 2 days

    Jason RhianMarch 26th, 2014

    What started out with a flawless night launch atop a Soyuz FG rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan on March 25 – has become a waiting game for the three crew members who rode fire atop the rocket in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft. What has been described as a “hiccup” in the rocket’s performance […]