TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,142 Reviews & Articles | 39,479 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Win an Antec Case, PSU and Cooler (Global Entry!)

Russian spacecraft with ISS crew aboard arrives at space station

Russian Soyuz spacecraft arrives without issue at ISS after perfect launch in Kazakhstan with three crewmembers aboard

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: May 29, 2014 2:04 pm

Until the US has its own spacecraft that is certified for carrying passengers, American astronauts heading to the ISS continue to hitch a ride with Russia. Recently a Soyuz spacecraft docked with the ISS after a perfect launch from its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

 

TweakTown image news/3/8/38059_6_russian_spacecraft_with_iss_crew_aboard_arrives_at_space_station.jpg

 

The spacecraft had three crewmembers on board with one Russian, one German, and one American. US and Russian space agencies have continued to work together despite tensions over Russia actions in Ukraine.

 

The US pays a huge price to get astronauts into orbit. A single seat on the Soyuz costs the US around $71 million. Crewmembers on the Soyuz spacecraft included Reid Wiseman from NASA, Max Surayev from Russia, and Alexander Gerst from Germany.

NEWS SOURCES:Rferl.org

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Science, Space & Robotics news at our Science, Space & Robotics news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases