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Soyuz crew docks with the International Space Station

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

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The Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft approaches the International Space Station on Thursday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now
With an absence of fanfare amid coronavirus safety protocols, an upgraded Russian Soyuz rocket making its first piloted flight blasted off from Kazakshstan Thursday carrying two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut on a speedy four-orbit trip to the International Space Station.
The Soyuz 2.1a booster's first and core stage engines ignited on time at 4:05 a.m. EDT , throttled up to full power and lifted the rocket smoothly away from...
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