One American, Two Russians Launch to ISS – UPDATE

One American, Two Russians Launch to ISS – UPDATE

UPDATE:  7:01 am ET.   The Soyuz TMA-06M launch was successful and the crew is in orbit.   Docking with the ISS is expected on Thursday at 8:35 am ET (7:35 am CT).

ORIGINAL STORY:  October 23, 6:45 am ET.   Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members are minutes away from launching to the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakshtan.

American Kevin Ford and Russians Oleg Novitsy and Evegeny Tarelkin are aboard the Soyuz TMA-06 M spacecraft atop a Russian Soyuz rocket.  Launch is scheduled at 6:51 am ET.   The countdown is proceeding nominally.   Watch on NASA TV.

Correction:  An earlier version of this article inadvertently said docking was on Wednesday instead of Thursday (editor’s note:  apologize for being blurry brained and thinking today was Monday–need sleep).  

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