The UK Space Agency has teamed up with LEGO Master Builders at Bright Bricks to reconstruct the Orbital Module of the Soyuz Capsule. The Soyuz capsule is the Russian space craft which transports astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station. It is currently the only way astronauts can get into space.
This second video in the Journey to the International Space Station series follows the Soyuz capsule from Earth orbit to docking with the Space Station.
What are the parts of the Soyuz rocket? What are the stages into orbit? What is the launch sequence? Watch Journey to the International Space Station and find out.
A Book Trailer for ‘Blue Remembered Earth’ by Alastair Reynolds.
One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey’s family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.
Named after Isaac Newton’s text Naturalis Principia Mathematica, ESA’s Principia mission will be the eighth long-duration mission to the International Space Station. British astronaut Tim Peake will be launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan onboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle, spending five months in orbit.