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LAUNCH AND DOCKING OF SOYUZ MS-18 TO ISS, Apr 9, 2021, Kazakhstan/ Earth orbit, 3:42 am ET/7:07 am ET

(NASA TV begins 2:45 am ET)

Update:  The docking time has been revised to 7:07 am ET and hatch opening to 9:00 am ET (NASA TV begins 8:30 am ET).

Original Entry: Russia plans to launch its next Soyuz mission, Soyuz MS-18, to the International Space Station on April 9, 2021 at 3:42 am ET.  NASA TV begins at 2:45 am ET.

Docking will take place at 6:47 am ET.  NASA TV begins 6:00 am ET.

Hatch opening is approximately 8:52 am ET.  NASA TV begins 8:15 am ET.

The crew are:

  • Oleg Novitsky, Roscosmos
  • Pyotr Dubrov, Roscosmos
  • Mark Vande Hei, NASA


April 9, 2021
2:30 am - 11:00 pm