Three new crew members are set to dock to the International Space Station Saturday at 5:01 p.m. EST. Live coverage of the docking and arrival will begin at 4:15 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) launched in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 (2:20 a.m. Baikonur time, Nov. 18).
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Below is the docking timeline in EST:
Saturday, Nov. 19
4:15 p.m. NASA TV: Docking coverage begins
5:01 p.m. Scheduled time for docking to the Rassvet module
7:35 p.m. Hatches scheduled to open