American astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, docked the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, September 21, according to NASA.
NASA said that the three crew members joined seven astronauts already at the ISS.
Footage released by NASA on Wednesday shows the Soyuz MS-22 crew ship lifting off and traveling to the ISS.
The ship and three Roscosmos cosmonauts will return to earth from the ISS, according to NASA. Credit: NASA via Storyful
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Shoot for ignition.
- We have engine start.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: The vehicle tower separation.
- Turbo pumps coming up to flight speed.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Turbo pumps, flight speed.
- And liftoff. A sunset start to the mission of Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin to the International Space Station.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: 10 seconds, flight is nominal.
- Good first stage performance reported from the blockhouse at Baikonur. The Soyuz, delivering 930,000 pounds of thrust from its four boosters and single engine.
Embarking out to the northeast from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. 35 seconds into the flight, everything looking good so far. Good roll, pitch [INAUDIBLE].
A vehicle reported structural stability is good. Approaching the one-minute mark into the flight.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Group is feeling well. Vehicle is nominal.
- Velocity, now about 100 miles per hour.
[INAUDIBLE] pick and roll program, all reported to be nominal from the blockhouse at Baikonur.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Nominal. [INAUDIBLE] is nominal. Crew is feeling well.
- Prokopyev, reporting the crew is feeling well. Coming up on the one minute, 20 second mark into the flight. Now passing through the area of maximum dynamic pressure.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 80, parameters are nominal.
- One minute, 35 seconds into the flight.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Pressure in [INAUDIBLE], parameter is above nominal. [INAUDIBLE] parameter, off nominal. Correct? Affirmative.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Jettison confirmed.
- And we've had first stage separation.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: --is nominal, crew is feeling well. [INAUDIBLE] pressure parameter is nominal. Copy? Pressure is nominal. Please report pressure. 358-- 834.
- Two minutes, 35 seconds into the flight.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Second stage engine operating nominally.
- The second stage engine is operating normally. Now a view from the upper stage of the Soyuz booster as it continues to climb uphill. Launch shroud now has been jettisoned.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Vehicle is nominal.
- The Soyuz booster, about 48 miles in altitude, traveling about 5,200 miles an hour, some 72 miles downrange.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 190--
- Three minutes, 20 seconds into the flight.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: --is nominal. See indication, controlled descent available. Vehicle is nominal. Copy, indication is on.
- Well, good reports so far. The flight reported as nominal as we approach the four-minute mark into the flight.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Pressure reached 105-- 1,500 for a moment. Copy.
- Second stage engine continues to burn as planned as we approach the four minute 15 second mark into the flight, about halfway through powered flight now.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: Copy.
- About 15 seconds away from second stage shutdown and the ignition of the third stage.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 270. Parameters are nominal.
Second stage separation confirmed.
- The second stage shutdown and separation is confirmed. The Soyuz, now climbing to orbit on the singular power of its third stage engine. Five minutes, 12 seconds into the flight, about three and a half minutes of powered flight remaining.
SERGEY PROKOPYEV: L plus 310. Launch vehicle is stable. Vehicle is nominal. Crew is feeling well.
- Prokopyev reports that the crew is doing well. This third stage engine, providing 67,000 pounds of thrust for the remaining three minutes of powered flight.
- We've now hit the six-minute mark into the flight, everything going as planned, a true trajectory so far for the Soyuz booster. Now flying on the third stage propulsion of its singular engine. Good roll, pitch, and yaw reported. Good structural stability reported.
- 80 seconds, the engine of the third phase is working nominally. 400 seconds, the stabilization of the article is in place. It is stable outside.
- Good structural stability of the Soyuz vehicle at the seven-minute mark into the flight. About one minute, 45 seconds of powered flight remaining.
Yaw, pitch, and roll all reported to be nominal. At the time of third stage shutdown and spacecraft separation, control of the Soyuz vehicle through docking will transition to the flight control team at the Russian Mission Control Center outside of Moscow.
Seven minutes, 30 seconds into the flight. Again, this view, from a camera on the upper stage of the Soyuz booster, which should also provide us a view of the solar array deploy shortly after spacecraft separation.
- --nominal, crew is feeling great.
- The crew, reported to be feeling great in the words of Sergey Prokopyev, the Soyuz commander. We have now reached the eight-minute mark into the flight. 45 seconds away from third stage shutdown and spacecraft separation.
- [INAUDIBLE] the parameters of the [INAUDIBLE] is nominal. And everything is nominal on orbit. And the crew is feeling great. We're waiting for the separation.
- The crew on board the Soyuz MS-22, Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin, now about 15 seconds away from third stage shutdown and spacecraft separation.
- 10 seconds. 520.
- And we have third stage shutdown and spacecraft separation. You see the third stage dropping away. Time tag commands now will deploy the solar arrays and the navigational antennas.