US-Russian Astronauts Blasts off to International Space Station

US-Russian Astronauts  Blasts off to International Space Station

FLASH: Mins after the launch, and the crew reported they were feeling fine and all systems on board were operating normally. They are set to dock at the space station in about 6 hours.

A Russian-American crew of 3 Astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, making a 2nd attempt to reach the outpost after October’s aborted launch.

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch along with Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as planned from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:14a local time Friday (1914 GMT Thursday). They are set to dock at the space station in about 6 hours.

On 11 October 2018, a Soyuz that Hague and Ovchinin were riding in failed 2 mins into its flight, activating a rescue system that allowed their capsule to land safely. That accident was the 1st aborted crew launch for the Russian space program since Y 1983, when 2 Soviet cosmonauts safely jettisoned after a launch pad explosion.

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