Soyuz MS-17
Launch Date
October 14, 2020
Craft
Soyuz
Status
Past
Crew
3
Soyuz MS-17
Launch Date
October 14, 2020
Craft
Soyuz
Status
Past
Crew
3
Overview
Soyuz MS-17 ferried three international crew members to the Space Station, two Russians and one American. This was the first of two flights to expand the Station's permanent crew size to seven people.
Nations
Russia
USA
Agencies
Roscosmos
NASA
Craft
Soyuz
The Soyuz program is the parent of the six different types of Soyuz spacecraft that have flown since 1966. Soyuz was originally designed for the Soviet lunar program but was repurposed as a crew transportation vehicle to and from space stations. As of 2020, it flies under the Soyuz MS variant and has been updated and redesigned for the digital, 21st century era. First designed by the Soviet Union, it now flies under the Russian flag and is the only human spacecraft that has been owned by more than one country.