Replace: September 15, 1:47 p.m. ET: The Russian rocket lifted off on schedule, delivering its trio of passengers to area.
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A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are on the brink of launch to the Worldwide House Station (ISS), the place they may spend six months to a 12 months on board the orbiting lab.
The trio are set to launch on board Russia’s Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:44 a.m. ET (8:44 p.m. native time). The launch of Expedition 70 shall be broadcast dwell on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the area company’s website. You may as well tune in by means of the dwell feed beneath. Reside protection will start at 10:45 a.m. ET.
The Soyuz MS-24 is scheduled to dock with the ISS at 2:56 p.m. ET. From there, NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara will start a six-month mission on board the area station whereas Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub will spend a 12 months in low Earth orbit.
The most recent crew members will be a part of the area station’s Expedition 69 crew, which incorporates NASA astronaut Frank Rubio. Rubio lately broke the record for the longest length U.S. area mission, logging in 355 days (and counting) on board the ISS. The astronaut launched to the area station on September 21, 2022 on board a Soyuz spacecraft, which later suffered a coolant leak that made it unfit to move Rubio again to his dwelling planet.
With the launch of the Expedition 70 crew on board a Soyuz crew capsule, Rubio, together with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, will lastly have a journey to Earth.