TASS: Science & Space - Soyuz MS-12 with 3 crew members on board docks with ISS

TASS: Science & Space – Soyuz MS-12 with 3 crew members on board docks with ISS

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BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, March 15. /TASS/. The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft carrying three new crew members to the International Space Station (ISS), docked with Russia’s Rassvet module on Friday, Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos said.

“Soyuz MS-12 docked with the Rassvet module at 04:01 Moscow time,” a Roscosmos official said.

The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft with ISS Expedition 59/60 crew members Alexei Ovchinin, Nick Hague and Christina Koch blasted off the Baikonur space center at 22:14 Moscow time on Thursday. The mission used the short flight scheme rather than the traditional two-day one, and the spacecraft made four orbits in six hours to chase the ISS.

The new ISS Expedition 59/60 will last 204 days. On March 29, Koch, together with another ISS crew member Anne McClain, who arrived to the station on December 3, 2018, will perform the first-ever all-female spacewalk. Russian cosmonauts are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk in May.

Originally, Ovchinin and Hague were to arrive on board the ISS in October 2018, but their space mission was aborted shortly after the launch due to a rocket failure. Emergency and rescue systems were activated in time, and the crew was not hurt.


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