WASHINGTON, July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A multinational crew of area vacationers, together with NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, is scheduled to reach on the Worldwide House Station on Saturday, July 20 – the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic touchdown on the Moon. NASA Tv and the company’s web site will present stay protection of the crew’s launch and arrival.
Morgan, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European House Company) and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian area company Roscosmos are getting ready to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft at 12:28 p.m. EDT July 20 (9:28 p.m. Kazakhstan time). The four-orbit, six-hour journey would be the first spaceflight for Morgan, the second for Parmitano and the third for Skvortsov.
The trio’s arrival will return the orbiting laboratory’s inhabitants to 6, together with three NASA astronauts. The brand new crew members will dock to the station’s Zvezda service module at 6:50 p.m. About two hours later, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open, and the arrival crew might be greeted by Expedition 60 Commander Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Nick Hague and Christina Koch, who’ve been aboard the advanced since March.
The Expedition 60 crew will proceed work on tons of of experiments in biology, biotechnology, bodily science and Earth science aboard humanity’s solely completely occupied microgravity laboratory.
TV protection of the July 20 launch and docking actions is as follows (all occasions EDT):
- 11:30 a.m. – Soyuz MS-13 launch protection
- 6 p.m. – Docking protection
- eight p.m. – Hatch opening and welcome protection
Video of the crew’s prelaunch actions in Baikonur will air on NASA TV within the days previous launch, starting Monday, July 15. Take a look at the complete NASA TV schedule and video streaming data at:
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