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A rendezvous in space

  • 2044
  • 5
  • Title: A rendezvous in space
  • Language: English
  • Stavros Siamptanis (Full infographic)

Defying gravity and sending crew into orbit is a challenging and expensive business. The Soviet origin spacecraft
Soyuz has been responsible for doing so since 1986, when it started sending manned missions to MIR and
since 2000 to the ISS. Since the retirement of Nasa’s Space Shuttle in 2011, Soyuz has been the sole means of
transportation of crew members to the International Space Station to this day (2015). This graphic attempts
to explain the three main events (1. Launch – 2. Rendezvous & Docking – 3. Re-entry) of Soyuz’s journey to the
ISS. With technology that was designed in the 1960s, it might be a good idea to buckle your seat-belt
as the ride might prove to be bumpy

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