Soyuz Rocket Takes Poisk Into Space
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the Poisk Mini-Research Module-2 launched from Kazakhstan this morning. The Poisk will serve as a docking port for spacecraft visiting the International Space Station (ISS) and as an airlock for spacewalking astronauts. The unmanned Poisk is due to arrive at the ISS on Thursday. Poisk is the first Russian addition to the ISS since the Pirs in 2001. For more information, see redOrbit.