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  • Soyuz MS-02 trio returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonApril 10th, 2017

    Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members returned to Earth in their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft on April 10, 2017, after nearly six months aboard the outpost.

  • Soyuz MS-02 crew arrives at International Space Station

    Jason RhianOctober 21st, 2016

    Three members of Expedition 49 arrived at their home for the next four months. Transported via their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, the new crew members will now get to work integrating with the crew already aboard the International Space Station and preparing to conduct some serious orbital science.

  • 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.

  • Soyuz MS-02 launch now targeted for October 19

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 28th, 2016

    Roscosmos has reset the launch date of the Expedition 49 crew aboard the second Soyuz MS spacecraft scheduled to fly. The flight of MS-02 was scrubbed after engineers discovered troubling damage within the spacecraft.

  • Russia sets new date for Soyuz MS-02 mission, confirms decision to cut ISS crews

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 21st, 2016

    Russia has set Nov. 1 as the new launch date for the next crewed flight to the International Space Station (ISS), designated Soyuz MS-02. The announcement came just days after the country approved the plan of reducing its space station crew from three to two cosmonauts. These two decisions force reschedules in Russia’s spaceflight program.

  • Soyuz MS-02 launch postponed for technical reasons

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 17th, 2016

    The next crewed flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Soyuz MS-02, has been postponed “for technical reasons after tests at the Baikonur Space Center,” according to the Roscosmos State Corporation. The flight was scheduled for a Sept. 23 launch and subsequent two-day rendezvous with the orbital outpost.