Three Astronauts Blast Off For International Space Station

A trio of astronauts from Russian Federation, the United States and the European Space Agency blasted off Wednesday for a mission on the International Space Station. "Godspeed to @AstroSerena, Sergey Prokopyev and @Astro_Alex!" He will be accompanied by flight engineers Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Alexander Gerst on the flight.

A Russian Soyuz rocket rises from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, sending three spacefliers to the International Space Station. According to a release from NASA, the launch has been scheduled for 7:12 a.m. EDT, but the coverage will start approximately an hour earlier on NASA TV.

The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft lifted off at 11:12 UTC (17:12 in Kazakhstan) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The vehicle will be used to send Expedition 56-57 crew to the International Space Station on June 6.

The ISS, which is orbiting 400 kilometers above the Earth, is now manned by three astronauts, including two Americans and one Russian.

The three of them will carry out scientific experiments until the next 8th, when the new crew will arrive at the ship to carry out full-time work. They would be joining the existing crew of three on the station.

The crew will orbit Earth 34 times before the spacecraft's arrival and docking to the space station's Rassvet module at 9.07 am on June 8.

As revealed by NASA, the space crew of 6 astronauts would be working in the upcoming days on around two hundred fifty science research in the fields of Earth Science, Biology, Human Research, Technological Development, and Physical Sciences.

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