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Three people on their way to the International Space Station

Three people on their way to the International Space Station

This morning, a trio of astronauts will make their way to the International Space Station, launching on top of a Russian Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan.

NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik, Russian Cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency will spend more than four months in space before returning to Earth in December, according to NASA.

The launch will be shown live at 11:41 a.m., followed immediately by post-launch interviews. Now, they've begun a 6-hour, 19-minute journey to rendezvous and dock at the station's Rassvet module.

The Citadel also will stream the launch on its Facebook page. With the space station orbiting Earth every 92 minutes, ISS crew will get multiple chances to catch the four-hour eclipse on August 21. The arriving crew will be welcomed onboard by Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer of NASA.

The soon-to-be six crew members of Expedition 52 will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the International Space Station.

Sixty-year-old Italian Nespoli is the most experienced of the new crew, having already spent 174 days in space.

NASA shared a video of the crew as they reached orbit. In 2009 he flew aboard space shuttle Atlantis to the station.


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