Soyuz MS-05 arrives at ISS

Soyuz MS-05 was successfully launched on July 28, 2017 with Expedition 52 flight engineer Sergei Ryazanskiy (Roscosmos), flight engineer Randy Bresnik (NASA) and flight engineer Paolo Nespoli (ESA) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The 134th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft employed the accelerated 6 hour rendezvous profile that aimed taking the crew after just four orbits around the planet instead of the two day trip to the station.
The automatic rendezvous will setup for docking to the station’s Rassvet module.

Soyuz MS-05 on final approach to Rassvet

The Soyuz MS-05 brings back the station to a full 6 member crew.

ISS Russian segment configuration post arrival of Soyuz MS-05

The Soyuz MS-05 crew will join Peggy Whitson, Fyodor Yurchikhin and jack Fischer completing the Expedition 52.

The Expedition 52 crew will receive the Dragon CRS-12 cargo craft in August and will perform a Russian spacewalk.

Click here to learn more about the Soyuz MS spacecraft and download the paper model in 1:100 scale to match the ISS paper model!

All the photos on this post were taken by my daughter. Thank you Andrea!!



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