Man inside the fuel tank of a Soyuz rocket

Man inside the fuel tank of a Soyuz rocket

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Caption: Soyuz rocket fuel tank. Man inside one of the fuel tanks for a Russian Soyuz or SL-4 launcher at a factory which manufactures the rocket. Soyuz's two launcher stages and four booster rockets contain a total of about 267 tonnes of propellant at launch. Each of them burns a mixture of kerosene and liquid oxygen. There have been over 1000 Soyuz missions since the first in 1963. Photographed in Russia.

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Keywords: flight, fuel tank, launcher, manned spaceflight, novosti, program, programme, rocket, russian, russian rocket, soviet, soyuz launcher, space

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