UPDATE 5: Soyuz TMA-22 Docks with ISS

UPDATE 5: Soyuz TMA-22 Docks with ISS

UPDATE 5: Soyuz TMA-22 successfully docked with the ISS at 12:24 am EST November 16.

UPDATE 4: Soyuz TMA-22 is in orbit.

UPDATE 3: Snow notwithstanding, Soyuz TMA-22 lifts off on time at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

UPDATE 2: Ten minutes to liftoff.

UPDATE: The gantry has been retracted in preparation for launch.

ORIGINAL STORY: The next International Space Station (ISS) crew is awaiting launch at 11:14 tonight EST (Monday morning local time at the launch site) amidst a snowstorm.

Two Russians and an American are aboard the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft. The three are Anatoly Ivanishin, Anton Shkaplerov and Dan Burbank. If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft will dock with ISS just after midnight on Wednesday EST.

NASA is covering the launch live on NASA TV.

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