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SOYUZ TAKES OFF WITH THREE BOUND FOR SPACE STATION

SOYUZ TAKES OFF WITH THREE BOUND FOR SPACE STATION A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off and shot into orbit Wednesday, carrying a Russian cosmonaut and two NASA astronauts, all veteran space fliers, on a two-day flight to the International Space Station. With Soyuz MS-08/54S commander Oleg Artemyev at the controls in the spacecraft’s center seat, flanked on the left by flight engineer Drew Feustel and on the right by Ricky Arnold, the workhorse booster’s main engines ignited with a crackling roar at 1:44 p.m. EDT (GMT-4; 11:44 p.m. local time) and quickly throttled up to full thrust.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Mar 22)

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