die NASA astronaut Anne McClain will board with Russia's Oleg Kononenko and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency aboard a Soyuz spacecraft MS-11 scheduled for launch at 03:31 PT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 19659006] In October, a two-man crew of Nick Hague and NASA's Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchininas the first stage of the missile did not properly disengage and trigger an emergency evacuation process. The two astronauts floated back into the Soyuz instead of entering space.
Last month, Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said it had taken action to prevent the problem from recurring.he was confident the next ISS crew would fly in a Soyuz in December.
Now we are here and everything seems to be an attempt to try again. The Soyuz with the next three crew members of the ISS will launch just one day before SpaceX plans to send a dragon-filled spacecraft on Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station.
The Soyuz is about six hours after the start of Monday to be stationed at the International Space Station, where the trio will be greeted on board when the hatches between the two vehicles are opened less than two hours later. They will be greeted by Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, who will then travel to Earth on 20 December with the Soyuz.
NASA TV will be live The Soyuz launch will be broadcast live from Kazakhstan on Monday, and you can view (with your thumbs) the embedded feed below:
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