Posted 22 февраля 2023,, 06:56

Published 22 февраля 2023,, 06:56

Modified 22 февраля 2023,, 08:00

Updated 22 февраля 2023,, 08:00

In the USA, the launch of a ship with a Russian cosmonaut was postponed

In the USA, the launch of a ship with a Russian cosmonaut was postponed

22 февраля 2023, 06:56
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the postponement of the launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev to the ISS from February 26 to 27.

As noted by the state corporation "Roscosmos", the launch of Crew Dragon by the Falcon-9 launch vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center is scheduled for February 27 at 09:45 Moscow time, and its docking to the Harmony node module of the American segment of the ISS is scheduled for February 28 at 10:29 Moscow time.

It is planned that the crew will spend a total of six months at the station. Together with Fedyaev, NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, as well as an astronaut from the UAE, Sultan Al-Neyadi, will go to the ISS.

According to the head of the manned control program, Steve Stitch, the reason for the transfer was the need to complete the pre-launch preparation of the launch vehicle.

Since September 2022, Russians Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio have been on the ISS. They were delivered by the Russian ship Soyuz MS-22. Since October, they have been joined by Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who was left on the ISS by Crew Dragon-5. Earlier it was reported that in March, a new ship will arrive at the ISS for the Russian cosmonauts to deliver them to Earth.