Soyuz Spacecraft Launch Images: The Russian Soyuz spacecraft was recently launched from Kazakhstan. And after that successful launch, the astronauts shared some pictures of the Soyuz, which will surprise you.
Astronauts are excited about the beautiful Soyuz.
Russian Soyuz Spacecraft: The International Space Station (ISS) got three new residents on Wednesday after the successful launch of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan. Beautiful images of the launch from the space station were shared by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Bob Hines, who were already on board the ISS.
Cristoforetti shared two photos on Twitter with captions. He writes, “Our Soyuz launch was a spectacular sight! Sergey, Dimitri and Frank will be knocking on our door in just a few hours… looking forward to welcoming them to their new home.” Meanwhile, Bob Hines shared a total of four photos with captions. His statement, “Have you ever thought from space?” [রকেট] How does the launch feel? This is amazing!! NASA astronaut Frank Rubio just launched the Soyuz a few hours ago…now he’s waiting for the front doors of the space station to open! Welcome aboard, Frank!
We had a spectacular view of the #Soyuz launch! Sergey, Dmitry and Frank will come knocking on our door in just a couple of hours… looking forward to welcoming them to their new home! #MissionMinerva pic.twitter.com/b6PP8L6AEl
— Samantha Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) September 21, 2022
American astronaut Frank Rubio and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petlin were the three passengers of the Soyuz spacecraft. Rubio flew in the Soyuz under a new crew swap agreement between the United States and Russia. The deal was signed between the two countries in July despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Under this exchange agreement, Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina will fly to the space station on a SpaceX rocket as part of the Crew-5 mission.
Ever wonder what a 🚀 launch looks like from space? It’s amazing!! @NASA_Astronauts and fellow 🐢, Frank Rubio launched on a Soyuz just a few hours ago…now he’s at the front door of @Space_Station Awaiting hatch opening! Welcome aboard, Frank! pic.twitter.com/YcPpXsWsnk
— Bob “Farmer” Hines (@Astro_FarmerBob) September 21, 2022
Until SpaceX launches its Flying Station crew from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in 2020, NASA astronauts routinely launch on Russian Soyuz rockets. According to the AP, the last time a Russian was launched from Florida was more than 30 years ago. Kikina will change when he flies to the space station on October 3 with a Japanese and two American astronauts.