NASA TV to Broadcast Uncrewed Soyuz Rocket Launch

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft stands at its launch pad
The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft stands at its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: Roscosmos

An uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11:38 p.m. EDT (8:38 a.m. Aug. 22 Baikonur time) on a test flight to validate the spacecraft’s compatibility with a revamped Soyuz booster rocket. The booster will be used to transport crews to the International Space Station beginning in spring 2020.

Live coverage of the launch, docking and undocking of the spacecraft is underway on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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