From Baikonur started “Union” with the first reduced ISS crew

The carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with a modified manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-04” during the launch from the cosmodrome “Baikonur”

Photo: Roscosmos

From the Baikonur cosmodrome launched a carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG”. It will orbit manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-04”, on Board which is first reduced to a two-man crew of the ISS. Its structure includes Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer

The carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with a modified manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-04” was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome. Video stream is the official website of Roskosmos.

The launch took place at 10:13 MSK from the first launch pad, more commonly known as “Gagarin’s start”. Ten minutes later, the spacecraft separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle and headed to the ISS. Docking with the station will be held at the six-hour program.

On Board the ship is first reduced from three to two-man crew, consisting of Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer. On the space provided for the third crew member on the ISS will be sent a shipment of food weighing 70 kg.

Fyodor Yurchikhin (right) and Jack Fisher

Photo: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti / TASS

Note updated.

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