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Soyuz Rocket: Russia's Reliable Booster


Soyuz Rocket: Russia's Reliable Booster The Soyuz rocket – not to be confused with the Soyuz spacecraft – is a line of Russian boosters that have seen variants fly since the mid-1960s. It is used for both cargo and astronaut transportation. The Soyuz rocket is best known today for being the main form of transportation to the International Space Station. NASA bought astronaut seats on Soyuz spacecraft (which the rocket carries into space) starting in 2011, after the space shuttle program retired.    More



(Source: Space.com - Apr 12)

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