Watch the Expedition 44 astronaut crew launch aboard a Soyuz rocket today

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Three astronauts will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket this afternoon headed for the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui, and Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko will stay on the ISS for the next five months as part of the second portion of Expedition 44.

The Soyuz is scheduled to take off this afternoon at 5:02PM ET from Kazakhstan. Watch the launch on the live stream above, with NASA’s coverage starting at 4PM ET.

Roscosmos

Soyuz TMA-17M

Mission

Astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Kimiya Yui, and Oleg Kononenko are launching to the International Space Station, as part of the second portion of Expedition 44.

Payload

Expedition 44 Crew

Launch Date: 7/22/2015
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