Veteran 3-Man Crew Launches to International Space Station

by Dominic Parks July 29, 2017, 0:28
Veteran 3-Man Crew Launches to International Space Station

An American, a Russian and an Italian successfully lifted off in a Soyuz capsule Friday headed toward their temporary home on the International Space Station.

Live webcasts of the Soyuz spacecraft and its three astronauts - from Russian Federation, the United States and Europe - begin at 5:15 p.m. (9:15 p.m. GMT), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in coverage of the flawless launch on Friday.

The Soyuz MS-05 rocket carrying Expedition 52 flight engineer Sergei Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, flight engineer Randy Bresnik of NASA and flight engineer Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency launches into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Friday, July 28, 2017. It was 9:41 p.m. local time at the launch site.

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The 6 p.m. docking will also be streamed live on NASA TV.

NASA reported that Flight Engineer Whitson earlier this week was doing research for a cancer study that may help develop more effective treatments for cancer patients. He flew on a Space Shuttle Atlantis mission in 2009 with fellow UTSI alum Barry Wilmore ('94).

The soon-to-be six crew members of Expedition 52 will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the International Space Station. This new crew will remain at the space station until mid-December, according to NASA. The new crew will arrive at the station in about six hours.


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