In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Russia’s soyuz, currently the only means of transporting cosmonauts and astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) resumed launches Monday in the aftermath of an October 11 launch abort. After a more than two years journey, NASA’s Osiris Rex asteroid sample return mission spacecraft reached its destination, Bennu, on Monday.
Human Space Exploration
After aborted mission in October, 3 astronauts arrive to International Space Station (ISS)
Orlando Sentinel (12/3): NASA’s Anne McClain, Canada’s David Saint-Jacques and Russia’s Oleg Kononenko launched to the International Space Station (ISS) early Monday, marking a return to flight for Russia’s soyuz spacecraft following an October 11 abort two minutes into flight with a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut. Both men landed safely, but the October 11 incident temporarily suspended the world’s only means of launching humans into space. The trio launched aboard the soyuz MS-11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:31a.m., EST, and docked to the Space Station at 12:33 p.m., EST, for a 6 1/2 month tour of duty.
NASA astronaut Nick Hague set for new Space Station mission after abort
NASA (12/3): As Russia’s soyuz rocket resumed the launching of human crews to the ...