Soyuz rocket to launch to ISS with NASA astronaut aboard

A trio of American, German and Russian astronauts will launch on a two-day trip to the International Space Station early tomorrow (June 6), and you can watch NASA’s live coverage right here.

The coverage begins at 6:15 a.m. EDT, with the astronauts’ Soyuz rocket scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch facility in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m. EDT.

NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst pose during their final exam at the Gagarin Cosmonauts’ Training Center in Star City outside Moscow on May 11, 2018.AFP – Getty Images

Aboard the rocket will be NASA astronaut Serena M. Auñón-ChancellorAlexander Gerst of the European Space Agency; and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. This will be Gerst’s second flight into space; the others are going up for the first time.

The astronauts are scheduled to dock with the station at 9:07 a.m. EDT on June 8, with the hatch opening expected around 11:05 a.m. EDT. They will spend six months aboard the station, joining the three-man crewalready aboard.


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