"MS-08 Alliance" with the astronauts went into space successfully
Roscosmos said the successful launch of manned spacecraft (TPC) "Union MS-08," riding on a rocket "Soyuz-FG". Twitter Roscosmos:
"20.53.13 → third stage separated. "Soyuz MS-08" was successfully launched into orbit around the Earth. @OlegMKS, @Astro_Feustel @astro_ricky and on the way to the ISS! Docking - 23 March. "
"On board the WPK" Soyuz MS-08 "members of the long-term ISS-55/56 - the commander of the ship, astronaut Roscosmos Oleg Artemyev flight engineers, NASA astronauts Andrew FOYSTEL (commander of the ISS-56 expedition) and Richard Arnold," - reported in the press Roskosmos release.
"All stages of the flight of the launch vehicle" Soyuz-FG "passed nominally and 8 minutes 48 seconds after the start in accordance with the flight program TPK" MS-08 Alliance "was separated from the third stage rocket and entered the orbit around the Earth. Experts main operational group control Russian ISS segment (LOCT ISS) in the Mission Control Center (MCC) started flight management TPK ".
The planned docking of the WPK is scheduled for March 23, 22:41 Moscow time. "MS-08 The Union 'must get close to the station and berth at the research unit" Search "automatically. It was the 135th flight of manned spacecraft "Soyuz", which took its first flight in 1967.
# SoyuzMS08: 20.53.13 → third stage separated. "Soyuz MS-08" was successfully launched into orbit around the Earth. @OlegMKS, @Astro_Feustel @astro_ricky and on the way to the ISS! Docking - 23 March.
Third stage cut-off and separation of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft pic.twitter.com/j6oejVhyDF
- ROSCOSMOS (@roscosmos) March 21, 2018
The rocket took place without incident. How's that, Elon Musk?