MZ Mission to the ISS Progress
Close to the launch pad, there is a large building where the different parts of the Soyuz launch vehicle are put together, with each having been transported from it’s respective factory. The different engines (or stages) are assembled, the faring (that covers the spacecraft during launch) is prepared, the launch escape system is added.
At the same time the crew makes final inspection of the spacecraft, and their belongings are packed inside, before the spacecraft is mated to the rocket.
【7 days until Launch🚀】— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) (@yousuckMZ) December 1, 2021
Just finished putting on the nose fairing (the part that protects the rocket from aerodynamics and high temperature) onto the rocket. This will be the very top part of the rocket. You can see the MZ logo very clearly.#MZJourneytoSpace pic.twitter.com/y3iItNZeeL