Watch Three New Crew Members Launch to the International Space Station
Tune in LIVE as three space travelers launch to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1:45 a.m. EDT (Tuesday, Oct 13 at 10:45 PM PDT).
Astronaut Kate Rubins of NASA, and Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will lift off aboard the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft for a two-orbit, three-hour journey to dock to the orbiting laboratory. Live coverage of the launch begins at 12:45 a.m. EDT (9:45 pm PDT).
This is the second trip to space for both Rubins and Ryzhikov, and the first for Kud-Sverchkov. During their six-month mission, they will welcome SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).