Russia Today: Spacecraft for sale: Russia’s Roscosmos agency advertises vehicle used to bring International Space Station crew back to Earth
19 May, 2021 09:39
By Jonny Tickle
The module is being sold by Glavkosmos, a subsidiary of Roscosmos created in 1985. According to its website, the purchase would be ideal for any aerospace exposition. It is the first time the state has sold such an artefact, and no price has been publicly listed.
"If this object attracts interest, Glavkosmos will be able to offer descent capsules to customers in the future, for example, upon completion of tourist missions," said Dmitry Loskutov, the company's general director.
In March 2018, the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS), carrying Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, and two American astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold.
A few months later, in October 2014, the ISS crew came back down on the MS-08 vehicle, and made a successful landing, again in Kazakhstan, in the very reentry capsule that is now being put up for sale.