The ISS Launch Through A Russian Lens
The Soyuz rocket launch. What looks like a 5-min. news episode on TV is derived from the talents of 1,000—from design project to construction to hundreds of tests and preparations.
This is the latest modification of the spacecraft designated Soyuz TMA-19M. Soyuz—Russian for “union”—once a symbol of the Soviet era. Now, as the only operational workhorse lifting cosmonauts and astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), it has become a different symbol, of cooperation despite politics.