Indo-Asian News Service
Dec 02, 2018 12:04 PM IST
There are three space passengers including two astronauts on their first flight, have been scheduled to launch International Space Station (ISS) on December 3 for a six and a half months mission, NASA He said.
The launch comes less than two months after a reinforcement failure enforces Soyuz space ship carries Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague to make emergency landing.
The event was the first failure of a place for people in modern Russian history.
The three new space passengers, Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Roscosmos space agency – are preparing to launch on board Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at 5.31 p.m. from Baikonur fan in Kazakhstan.
Following a six hour journey that makes four orbits of Earth, the crew will remove Soyuz to the Poisk module of the station to start their mission on the orbit lab.
This is the first flight to McClain and Saint Jacques and the fourth for Kononenko.
There will be less than two hours after docking, a furniture between the Soyuz and the station opening, and the current crew, Expedition 57 Alexander Gerst Commander of ESA (European Space Agency), NASA Flight Engineer Serena Aunon- Chancellor a Roscosmos Flight Engineer Sergey Prokopyev, who has been an orbit since June, greeted them.
Kononenko, McClain and Saint-Jacques will officially come to the Expedition 58 crew when Gerst, Aunon-Chancellor and Prokopyev leave the station for their home on December 20.