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launch of a Soyuz MS-18 for the ISS, 60 years after the flight of Yuri Gagarin (VIDEO) – RT in French

Two cosmonauts and an astronaut will join the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Soyuz MS-18. The launch, from the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, takes place 60 years after the first man was sent into space.

The Soyuz MS-18 launcher is scheduled to take off this April 9 at 9:42 a.m. (Paris time) from the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, nearly 60 years after the first man was sent into space, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin .

On board, two Russian cosmonauts from the Roscosmos agency, Oleg Novitsky and Piotr Doubrov, as well as an American astronaut from NASA, Mark Vande Hei, are to join the International Space Station (ISS) during this anniversary mission. They will stay there six months.



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