The launch and docking of a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 21 will be captured by NASA in real time.
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Astronaut Frank Rubio goes on his first mission to the @Space station aboard a Soyuz rocket on Wednesday, September 21 with crew members Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. Live coverage begins at 9:00 am ET (13:00 UTC), launch at 9:54 am ET (13:54 UTC): https://t.co/PHGCtPqoFF pic.twitter.com/uh6lxdW8JN— NASA (@NASA) September 17, 2022
Three astronauts, Frank Rubio of NASA and Roscosmos’ Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, will explode from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome into the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9:54 a.m. EDT (7:24 p.m. Indian time). We will have live coverage on NASA TV’s Public Channel, the ANASA app, and the agency’s website from 9am (6:30pm Indian time).
At 1:11 p.m. EDT (10:41 p.m. Indian time), the Soyuz will dock at the space station’s Rassvet module after a three-hour two-orbit journey. The Soyuz and the station open their hatches and the crews will meet approximately two hours after docking.
When they arrive at the station, the three will join Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev, Roscosmos cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov, NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren and Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. . In total, Rubio, Prokopyev and Petelin will spend six months in the orbital lab.