Russia's Manned Soyuz Space Capsule Explained (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist, Russia's workhorse Soyuz spacecraft have been flying for nearly 45 years, ferrying first cosmonauts into orbit, then branching out to launch NASA astronauts and spaceflyers from many countries on trips to the International Space Station.
Soyuz MS-01 Crew Vehicle | International Space Station | The Soyuz MS-01 vehicle is seen docked to the International Space Station. The first of an upgraded variant of the Soyuz spacecraft, the vehicle carried Expedition 48/49 crew members Kate Rubins of NASA, Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos to the orbiting laboratory for their four month stay onboard.
This view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis still connected to Russia's Mir Space Station was photographed by the Mir-19 crew on July 4, 1995. Cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyev and Nikolai M. Budarin, Mir-19 Commander and Flight Engineer, respectively, temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements to perform a brief fly-around