• Question: how many people can fit on a rocket

    Asked by AmieGreenall to Andrea, Charlie 🚀, Col Op, Kirsty, Vinita on 17 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 17 Jun 2016:

      The only way to go to space now and since a while is on a Soyuz rocket: It fits 3 people and they each have a custom seat lined moulded to their exact body shape.

      The centre person is the Russian Cosmonaut who is the pilot and the most important and talented superhuman person!

      The left seater is the co-pilot – they are an American or Russian or European or Japanese Astronaut.

      The right seater is the person who is going to space for the first time and they just sit there and enjoy the ride 🙂

    • Photo: Columbus Operations

      Columbus Operations answered on 19 Jun 2016:

      Hi AmieGreenall,

      Andrea is right when she says that the current Soyuz spacecraft can seat three. The Space Shuttle which was retired sveral years ago was able to seat 7.

      Next year Boeing and Space-X will start to fly the new US commercial space vehicles to the ISS. Ultimately they will both be able to seat 7 astronauts like the Space Shuttle.

    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      Cozy! Soyuz is so tiny for 3 people