Watch Soyuz Docking Activities Live On NASA TV

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Solar Arrays on Soyuz

The Soyuz spacecraft port solar array did not deploy after reaching space. Docking is still set for 10:46 p.m. EDT. Credit: NASA TV

Aboard their Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft, Kjell Lindgren, Kimiya Yui and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko are scheduled to dock at 10:46 p.m. EDT to the International Space Station’s Rassvet module. NASA Television coverage of the docking will begin at 10 p.m. and can also be seen online at:

NASA TV will then resume at 11:45 p.m. to cover hatch opening between the two spacecraft as well as the welcome ceremony.

The Soyuz crew will join Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka of Roscosmos, as well as Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos. Padalka, Kelly and Kornienko have lived aboard the space station since March.

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4 thoughts on “Watch Soyuz Docking Activities Live On NASA TV

  1. Clint

    That is the coolest thing ever, well you know, I look for you often, I am told you can see the space station from earth, but i am not sure what to look for, cool.

  2. Duncan

    My applause to everyone involved in the docking, I don’t think I have enough words to say how incredible that was to watch live. Well done, you made my night.


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