The Soyuz Crew spacecraft docks at the International Space Station

American astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, docked the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft on the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, September 21, according to POT.

POT said that the three crew members joined seven astronauts already on the ISS.

Images posted by POT Wednesday shows the crew of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft taking off and traveling to the ISS.

The spacecraft and three Roscosmos cosmonauts will return to earth from the ISSaccording to POT. Credit: POT via Storyful

video transcript

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Shoot the ignition.

We have engine start.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Vehicle tower separation.

Turbo bombs reaching flight speed.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Turbo bombs, flight speed.

And take off. A sunset start of Rubio, Prokopyev and Petelin’s mission to the International Space Station.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: 10 seconds, the flight is nominal.

Good performance in the first stage reported from the Baikonur blockhouse. The Soyuz, delivering 930,000 pounds of thrust from its four boosters and a single engine.

[RADIO CHATTER]

Shipping northeast from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. 35 seconds into the flight, everything looks good so far. good vibes tone [INAUDIBLE].

[RADIO CHATTER]

One vehicle reported structural stability as good. Approaching the one minute mark on the flight.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: The group feels good. The vehicle is nominal.

Speed, now about 100 miles per hour.

[INAUDIBLE] pick and roll program, all reported as nominal from the blockhouse at Baikonur.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Nominal. [INAUDIBLE] it is nominal. The crew feels good.

Prokopyev reports that the crew is feeling fine. Coming in at the one minute mark, 20 seconds into the flight. Now passing through the zone of maximum dynamic pressure.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 80, parameters are nominal.

One minute, 35 seconds of flight.

[RADIO CHATTER]

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: pressure in [INAUDIBLE]the parameter is above the nominal. [INAUDIBLE] parameter, out of nominal. Correct? Affirmative.

[RADIO CHATTER]

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Scrap confirmed.

And we’ve had a first stage separation.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: –it’s nominal, the crew feels good. [INAUDIBLE] the pressure parameter is nominal. Copy? Pressure is nominal. Please report pressure. 358– 834.

Two minutes, 35 seconds of flight.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Second stage motor operating nominally.

The second stage motor is operating normally. Now a view from the top stage of the Soyuz booster as it continues to climb uphill. The launch cover has now been scrapped.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: The vehicle is nominal.

The Soyuz booster, about 48 miles up, is traveling at about 5,200 miles per hour, about 72 miles away.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 190–

Three minutes, 20 seconds of flight.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: –is nominal. See indication, controlled descent available. The vehicle is nominal. Copy, the indication is on.

Well, good reports so far. The flight was reported as nominal as we approached the four minute mark on the flight.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Pressure hit 105– 1,500 for a moment. Copy.

The second stage engine continues to burn as planned as we approach the four minute and 15 second mark into the flight, about halfway through powered flight now.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Copy.

About 15 seconds from second stage off and third stage on.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 270. Parameters are nominal.

[RADIO CHATTER]

Separation of the second stage is confirmed.

The shutdown and separation of the second stage is confirmed. The Soyuz, now climbing into orbit with the singular power of its third-stage engine. Five minutes, 12 seconds of flight, about three and a half minutes of powered flight left.

SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 310. The launch vehicle is stable. The vehicle is nominal. The crew feels good.

Prokopyev reports that the crew is fine. This third-stage engine provides 67,000 pounds of thrust for the remaining three minutes of powered flight.

[RADIO CHATTER]

350.

We have now reached the six minute flight mark, everything is going according to plan, a true track record so far for the Soyuz booster. Now it flies on the propulsion of the third stage of its unique engine. Good roll, pitch and yaw reported. Good structural stability reported.

80 seconds, the third phase motor is running nominally. 400 seconds, item stabilization is in place. It is stable outside.

Good structural stability of the Soyuz vehicle after seven minutes of flight. Approximately one minute, 45 seconds of powered flight remains.

Yaw, pitch and roll all reported as nominal. At the time of third stage closure and spacecraft separation, control of the Soyuz vehicle through docking will pass to the flight control team at the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow.

Seven minutes, 30 seconds of flight. Again, this view, from a camera on the Soyuz booster upper stage, which should also provide us with a view of the solar array unfolding shortly after spacecraft separation.

–nominal, the crew feels very well.

The crew reported feeling very well in the words of Sergey Prokopyev, the Soyuz commander. We have now reached the eight minute mark on the flight. 45 seconds to go until third stage shutdown and spacecraft separation.

[INAUDIBLE] the parameters of the [INAUDIBLE] it is nominal. And everything is nominal in orbit. And the team feels great. We are waiting for the separation.

The crew aboard Soyuz MS-22, Rubio, Prokopyev and Petelin, are now about 15 seconds away from third-stage shutdown and spacecraft separation.

10 seconds. 520.

And we have the closing of the third stage and the separation of the spacecraft. You see the third stage vanishes. Time tag commands will now display Solar Panels and Navigation Antennas.

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