Astronauts launching to International Space Station
Astronauts launching to International Space Station
The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad Monday
08 June, 2018, 12:59
This crew will be comprised of Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency.
Rather than dismantling the space station, the memo said, the plan was to "expand worldwide and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Earth orbit".
Once the astronauts connect with the space lab they will be greeted by astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev.
The livestream above, courtesy of NASA TV's public streaming service, began coverage at 11.15pm BST straight from the Kazakhstani Cosmodrome.
Among the 42% of Americans who would be interested in traveling into space, 45% of them say the main reason for their interest would be to "experience something unique".
"The crew will orbit Earth 34 times before the spacecraft's arrival and docking", NASA announced in an update.
The crew will spend more than five months conducting about 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.
The capsule has already made several trips to and from the space station, taking supplies and other cargo. During their stay, the three astronauts will carry out a series of applied surveys and experiments, will take space walks to work outside the ISS (scheduled for August 8, 2018), while part of their work will take place in the transport spacecraft, namely the Russian Progress MS and the American Dragon.
The astronaut-carrying version of the Dragon includes seven seats, a bank of monitors offering the crew real-time flight data, a climate-control system for added comfort, and plenty of windows so the space travelers can gaze in awe at the stunning scenery.
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