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Soyuz MS-05 Launch & Docking, July 2017, Kazakhstan

Russia will launch Soyuz MS-05 to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 28,2017, taking three new crew members to the orbiting facility.  They will dock with the ISS about 6 hours later.  They are:

  • Sergey Ryazansky, Roscosmos
  • Randy Bresnik, NASA
  • Paolo Nespoli, ESA

This will be the second ISS mission for Ryazansky and Bresnik, and the third for Nespoli.   They will join NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer and Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin who are already aboard ISS.

Launch is at 11:41 am Eastern Daylight Time (9:41 pm local time at the launch site in Kazakhstan).  NASA TV coverage begins at 10:45 am EDT.

Docking will take place at approximately 6:00 pm EDT.  NASA TV coverage begins at 5:15 pm EDT.



July 28, 2017
12:00 am