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Russia's Crewed Soyuz Space Capsule Explained (Infographic)

The workhorse Soyuz spacecraft have been flying for nearly 45 years.
The workhorse Soyuz spacecraft have been flying for nearly 45 years. (Image credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor)

Russia's workhorse Soyuz spacecraft have been flying for nearly 45 years, ferrying first cosmonauts into orbit, then branching out to launch NASA astronauts and spaceflyers from many countries on trips to the International Space Station. Learn all about Russia's Soyuz space capsule in this SPACE.com infographic.

Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.

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