Soyuz MS-08

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Soyuz MS-08
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2018-026A
SATCAT no. 43238
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-MS 11F747
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7,220
Crew size 3
Members Oleg Artemyev
Andrew J. Feustel
Richard R. Arnold[1]
Callsign Hawaii
Start of mission
Launch date 21 March 2018, 17:44 UTC[2]
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur Pad 1/5
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking port Poisk zenith
Docking date 23 March 2018, 20:40 UTC[3]


Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz MS-08 is a Soyuz spaceflight that launched on 21 March 2018.[3] It transported three members of the Expedition 55 crew to the International Space Station.[3] MS-08 is the 137th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consists of a Russian commander, and two American flight engineers.


Position Crew member
Commander Russia Oleg Artemyev, RSA
Expedition 55
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Andrew J. Feustel, NASA
Expedition 55
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Richard R. Arnold[1], NASA
Expedition 55
Second spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]


Position Crew member
Commander Russia Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 United States Nick Hague, NASA