AA | Saturday, April 10, 2021 – 17:01 | Last Updated: 10 04 2021 – 17:03
Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, carrying two Russian and a NASA astronaut, docked at the International Space Station (UUI) 3 hours 23 minutes after launch from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Space Base.
Thus, the number of astronauts operating in ISI increased from 7 to 10.
The team in question is planned to carry out nearly 50 scientific researches during their stay at ISI.
The launching ceremony of Soyuz MS-18, which took place today from Baikonur Space Base at 13.42 local time with the participation of Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin and ROSCOSMOS General Manager Dmitryi Rogozin, was held on the eve of the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s launch into space.
Yuri Gagarin, the first human to land in space, was sent into space on April 12, 1961 from the Baikonur Space Base in Kazakhstan.