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Expedition 49-50 / ISS 48S Soyuz MS-02 Launch
October 19, 2016 @ 3:00 AM - 5:00 AM EDTFree
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the Expedition 49-50 crew (NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough (@Astro_Kimbrough), Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov & Andrei Borisenko). The Soyuz MS-02 capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the residents.
Launch time: 0805 GMT (4:05 a.m. EDT)