Soyuz MS-18 Docking

Soyuz MS-18 Docking

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2021-04-09T11:07:00+0000
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Event Description

The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft will dock to the International Space Station carrying three new Expedition 65 crew members : ROSCOSMOS cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei.

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2021-03-10T07:30:08+0000

Launch scheduled for April 9 07:42 UTC

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International Space Station

The International Space Station programme is tied together by a complex set of legal, political and financial agreements between the sixteen nations involved in the project, governing ownership of the various components, rights to crewing and utilization, and responsibilities for crew rotation and resupply of the International Space Station. It was conceived in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, during the Space Station Freedom project as it was originally called.

Soyuz

The Soyuz programme is a human spaceflight programme initiated by the Soviet Union in the early 1960s. The Soyuz spacecraft was originally part of a Moon landing project intended to put a Soviet cosmonaut on the Moon. It was the third Soviet human spaceflight programme after the Vostok and Voskhod programmes.

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Expedition 65

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K. Megan McArthur

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Mark T. Vande Hei

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Pyotr Dubrov

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