Soyuz MS-13 Crew Launches To ISS On Moon Landing Anniversary Written 22 July 2019

22 July 2019
SPACE reported that NASA astronaut Drew Morgan, Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano launched Saturday “for the International Space Station, where they plan, in part, to contribute to research supporting the return of humans to the moon in the near future.” The Soyuz MS-13 crew’s liftoff occurred “50 years to the day after Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down at Tranquility Base.” During their stay, the crewmates “will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the microgravity laboratory.” (Image: Soyz MS-13 carrying Expedition 60 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Saturday, 20 July 2019. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky)
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