Launch To ISS Planned Wednesday For Astronauts Written 25 September 2019

25 September 2019
NBC News reports that on Wednesday, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and Hazza Ali Al Mansouri, “one of only two astronauts in the nascent Emirati space program, are scheduled to lift off in a Russian Soyuz rocket at 9:57 a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.” Al Mansouri’s participation in the launch “is part of Roscosmos’ ‘spaceflight participant’ program, which allows individuals who are not part of the Russian space agency to hitch a ride on short-duration flights to the ISS.” The trio is “expected to arrive at the orbiting outpost at 3:45 p.m. EDT.” The launch will be the first mission for Meir and Al Mansouri, who “will remain at the space station for eight days.” (Image: Expedition 61 Soyuz rollout | NASA)
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