Friday, 29 March 2013

Soyuz breaks speed record to ISS

A manned Soyuz spacecraft set a record for traveling to the International Space Station (ISS), arriving six hours after launch instead of the usual two days. Soyuz 34 lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, March 28 at 4:43 p.m. EDT (08:43 GMT) and docked with the ISS at 10: 28 PM EDT (03:28 GMT). It was able to catch up and match trajectories with the ISS in only four orbits using new techniques previously tested in ISS rendezvouses with Russian unmanned Progress cargo ships... Continue Reading Soyuz breaks speed record to ISS

Section: Space

Tags: International Space Station, NASA, Roscosmos, Soyuz, Spacecraft

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