First Russia-US seat-sharing spaceflight looms

First Russia-US seat-sharing spaceflight looms

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September 19, 2022

A NASA team has arrived at the Russia-operated Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Sunday.

New Delhi, 19 September 2022

As per news report of, the visit comes ahead of the upcoming flight to the International Space Station (ISS), involving two cosmonauts and US astronaut Frank Rubio, scheduled for Wednesday. “The US delegation arrived in Baikonur to participate in the preparations of the first seat-sharing flight on the Soyuz spacecraft – these are NASA representatives and relatives of astronaut Frank Rubio,” Roscosmos said in a statement. The delegation has already taken part in the rollout of a Soyuz-2.1a spacecraft onto the cosmodrome’s launch pad. The rocket is set to blast off for the ISS on Wednesday, carrying Rubio, as well as Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmirty Petelin.

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