| 28 March 2023, Tuesday |

Russian Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS to bring back stranded crew

The International Space Station (ISS) has received a Russian spacecraft on a mission to return a crew trapped there to Earth, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced early on Sunday.

Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, as well as American astronaut Francisco Rubio, will return to Earth in September on the Soyuz MS-23, which launched on Friday from the Baikonour space center in Kazakhstan.

The three had been due to end their mission in March. They were left stuck in space after the cooling system of their Soyuz MS-22 capsule started leaking two months ago. The Soyuz MS-22 ship is now to be brought back unmanned next month.

  • Reuters