Russian Trio Launches on Express Trip to Station

The Soyuz MS-21 rocket lifts off on time from Kazakhstan carrying three cosmonauts to the space station.
The Soyuz MS-21 rocket lifts off on time from Kazakhstan carrying three cosmonauts to the space station.

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov are safely in orbit on the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft after launching at 11:55 a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (8:55 p.m. Baikonur time).

The Soyuz will dock to the station’s Prichal module at 3:05 p.m. About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open.

NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 2:15 p.m. on NASA Television, the NASA app and the agency’s website.


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