‘I am watching your rocket from space!’ The Russian ISS Cosmonaut waves to the crew via Twitter expected to arrive on the fastest Soyuz flight


    Ivan Wagner, a member of the Expedition 63 crew aboard the International Space Station, has tweeted a high-altitude shot of a flight-ready Soyuz rocket that is set to send three crew into space on Wednesday.

</p><div><p>Wagner, who has spent months on the International Space Station, was able to carry the Soyuz spacecraft to the launching pad at Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, hours before the Russian lift and Sergey Kud-Sverkovkov are due to be removed and the Russian cosmetry.  , And NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins, for the International Space Station (ISS).

“Hey, @KudSverchkov – I can see your rocket from space!” Wagner tweeted to the ISS, which uploads a high-altitude image of the universe surrounded by the steps of Kazakhstan.

ISS Cosmonaut said members of current campaign 63 are preparing to welcome “Two Sergei and Kate here” Wednesday morning.

On Sunday, Russian space agency Roskosmos showed pictures of the Soyuz-2.1A rocket and the Soyuz MS-17 crew ship outside the assembly hall in Baijonur. Engineers placed the rocket on a launching pad, starting a final test of all systems.

The inbound reinforcement crew will use an accelerated trajectory to reach the station. Typically, manned mission flight plans involve four orbits before docking the ISS, six hours after liftoff.

This time, however, the Soyuz MS-17 capsule carrying the trio will make just two orbits and arrive for an appointment with the space station in more than three hours.


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