Friday, December 03, 2021

NEWS

Flight in honor of Yuri Gagarin leaves for orbital station

Flight in honor of Yuri Gagarin leaves for orbital station

Moscow, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, named Yuri Gagarin, was launched for the International Space Station (ISS), carrying the Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Piotr Dubrov, and the American astronaut Mark Vande Hai.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

The launch took place at 10:42 a.m., local time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and is expected to arrive at the ISS at 2:07 p.m., local time, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

The tribute to the 60th anniversary of the flight of the first cosmonaut includes the name of Gagarin decorating the fairing of the rocket and his image on the exterior of the capsule’s thermal insulation, along with his signature and the inscription ’60th Anniversary of the First Human Flight into Space, 1961-2021.’

The cosmonauts were asked how they would celebrate the anniversary during a press conference before departure. ‘We will celebrate it together,’ Dubrov replied.

On board the ISS are the Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, the astronauts from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kathleen Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi, from Japan.

jg/llp/oda/mml/gdc

RELATED
ÚLTIMO MINUTO
name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.