The Russian Soyuz spacecraft takes off with the first Belarusian astronaut to the International Space Station

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft takes off with the first Belarusian astronaut to the International Space Station

Scientific research – A Russian Soyuz shuttle carrying the first Belarusian astronaut in history, Marina Vasilevskaya, successfully launched on Saturday towards the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

It is historical history. Russian spaceship Soyuz With the first Belarusian astronaut in history, Marina VasilievskayaThe plane took off successfully this Saturday International Space Station From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced. She adds that the spacecraft's rotation “went as planned.”

The Soyuz spacecraft was initially scheduled to take off on Thursday, but the Soyuz spacecraft's liftoff was canceled at the last minute while the rocket was on the launch pad, and was postponed until Saturday.

The faltering Russian space sector

This postponement represents a new setback for the Russian space sector, which has been suffering for years due to financing problems, corruption scandals, and failures such as the loss of the Luna-25 lunar probe in August 2023. According to the head of Roscomos, Yuri Borisov, the reason for canceling the first liftoff is related to “a decrease in the voltage of the chemical current source.” For the Soyuz spacecraft.

The ship's crew consists of American astronaut Tracy Dyson, experienced Russian astronaut Oleg Novitsky, and Marina Vasilevskaya, the first Russian astronaut (…) Read more in 20 minutes

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