Soyuz MS-11 rocket successfully launched to ISS

World 12/3/2018, 1:12 PM
Soyuz MS-11 rocket successfully launched to ISS

The Russian Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Roscosmos stated.

The Soyuz MS-11 crew is headed to the International Space Station (ISS) where they will join the Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst from the European Space Agency, NASA's Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos Flight Engineer Sergey Prokopyev, who arrived at the ISS in June.

Kononenko, McClain and Saint-Jacques were sent to the ISS after NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were forced to abandon their voyage to the ISS in October as a result of a malfunction at launch. Hague and Ovchinin are expected to join the Expedition 57 next year.

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