How to watch Russia launch a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts to the ISS tonight

From left: NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos.


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon has been the headline grabber not too long ago, however NASA is not achieved working with Russia on the subject of reaching the Worldwide Area Station. The following ISS crew is scheduled to launch tonight aboard a Roscosmos Soyuz spacecraft. 

NASA TV plans to ship reside protection of the launch beginning at 9:45 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The scheduled launch time is 10:45 p.m. PT. This works out to a mid-morning takeoff in Kazakhstan, the place the Roscosmos launches happen.

It will take about three hours for the Soyuz MS-17 to succeed in the ISS. NASA TV is about to cowl the rendezvous and docking beginning at 1 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Oct. 14.  

Cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will be part of NASA’s Kate Rubins for the journey. The trio is scheduled for a six-month mission. They will be becoming a member of present ISS residents Chris Cassidy of NASA and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. 

SpaceX’s Crew-1, its first nondemonstration crewed ISS mission, was initially scheduled to launch to the ISS on Oct. 31 with 4 extra astronauts, nevertheless it’s been delayed until November because of a Falcon 9 engine issue

The Crew Dragon spacecraft (together with Boeing’s Starliner) is NASA’s ticket to ending its reliance on Russian rockets to hold astronauts into orbit. However NASA and Roscosmos are nonetheless tied collectively for this newest mission. A rocket launch with people on board is all the time thrilling, irrespective of the place on this planet it takes place.

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Amanda Kooser