Soyuz rocket blasts off with French military satellite

A Soyuz rocket takes off from Kourou in French Guiana to put the French CSO-1 observation satellite dedicated to defense and security into orbit, according to a retransmission on the Arianespace site. IMAGES

International Space Station

Videographic illustrating the International Space Station. Russian spacewalkers cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been deliberate sabotage.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Manned Soyuz rocket blasts off successfully

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency blasted off aboard a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan to dock safely with the International Station for a six-and-a-half month mission.

Soyuz spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

The first manned Soyuz flight since a failed launch in October successfully docks at the International Space Station. IMAGES

Successful Soyuz launch sends 3 astronauts to ISS

(3 Dec 2018) Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October’s aborted mission. Since the mishap, four successful Soyuz launches have been conducted to clear the path for the crew’s launch. (Dec. 3)

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Lift-off of first manned space mission since Soyuz failure

Russian, American and Canadian astronauts blast off for the first manned Soyuz mission since a frightening failed launch in October. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency take off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan for a six-and-a-half month mission aboard the International Space Station. IMAGES of the launch