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After two rounds of, the trail is now clear for the following few batches of crew members to make the journey to the orbital science lab, beginning with a trio blasting off from Kazakhstan early Friday.
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrovare are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 12:42 a.m. PT and dock with the ISS a bit of over three hours later. They’re going to be part of the seven crew members already residing there.
Final month, three of the crew members on the ISS boarded the Soyuz capsule presently parked on the station and took a brief journey to relocate it from an Earth-facing port to a space-facing port. It is the cosmic equal of pulling the automotive round again to make room for folks to park in entrance.
The Soyuz capsule carrying Vande Hei, Novitskiy and Dubrovare Friday will take up that Earth-facing port that was vacated final month.
Afor the primary time on April 5 as a way to make room for one more Crew Dragon that will probably be carrying 4 extra astronauts to the ISS on April 22.
Earlier than that flight, Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will return to Earth on April 16., NASA Flight Engineer
It is clearly rush hour in orbit this month. You may watch Friday’s launch on NASA TV and by way of the feed under. Protection begins at 11:45 p.m. PT Thursday night time.
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