“Victory Rocket” Launched to Commemorate WWII Victory

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War (WWII), Roscosmos dedicated the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a space rocket together with the Liftoff of the Progress MS-14 to commemorate this anniversary.

This launch is the second in April for the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission performed a super fast-track rendezvous with the Station culminating in an automated docking just 3 hours 21 minutes after liftoff.

The spacecraft delivered more than 2 tons of various cargoes to the International Space Station, including “dry” cargoes, fuel in refuelling system tanks, water and compressed gases, scientific equipment and components for the life support system, as well as food containers, clothing, medicines and personal care products for crew members.

Roscosmos named this rocket “Victory Rocket” in a gesture to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the decisive Soviet victory over Nazi and Axis Power forces at the end of World War II in May 1945. The crew also received commemorative memorabilia dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Source - Roscosmos

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