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Worth Watching: NASA TV to air launch of new crew

June 5, 2018

On June 6, a trio of space travelers will depart for the International Space Station. Live coverage of the launch will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) are preparing to launch in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft on a two-day journey to dock to the station.

Coverage of Expedition 56 launch activities will be as follows (all times CDT):

Wednesday, June 6
  • 5:15 a.m. – Soyuz MS-09 launch coverage (launch at 6:12 a.m.)
Friday, June 8
  • 7:15 a.m. – Docking coverage (docking scheduled for 8:07 a.m.)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Hatch opening and welcome coverage
The crew members of Expedition 56-57 will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the International Space Station, humanity’s only permanently occupied microgravity laboratory.

Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram and Twitter at:

https://instagram.com/iss

and

https://www.twitter.com/Space_Station 
 
Expedition 56 flight engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, left, Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, center, and flight engineer Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) pose for a picture following a press conference on June 5 at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky 
Expedition 56 flight engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, left, Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, center, and flight engineer Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) pose for a picture following a press conference on June 5 at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky