Soyuz Spacecraft

  1. A Soyuz rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts took off from Kazakhstan and has reached orbit, in the first manned mission since a failed launch in October.
  2. The Soyuz (SAW-yooz) is a Russian spacecraft. Astronauts and cosmonauts travel to the International Space Station on the Soyuz.
  3. The Soyuz transports crews to the International Space Station and returns them to Earth after their missions.
  4. The Soyuz is the only means of reaching the ISS since the U.S. retired the space shuttle in 2011.

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