Soyuz MS-09 Takes New Crew to the International Space Station

Soyuz MS-09 rocket

Soyuz MS-09 Takes New Crew to the International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz-FG rocket sent three Expedition 56 crew members, Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, flight engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, and flight engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA) to the International Space Station on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

The crew will orbit Earth 34 times before the spacecraft's arrival and docking to the space station's Rassvet module at 9.07 am on June 8. Next stop #ISS in two days if everything goes smoothly.

They should dock at the space station on Friday.

While giving an interview to the Washington Post, Bridenstine stated that he is holding talks with several worldwide companies regarding commercially managing the American the space station.

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The rookie's late inclusion into the mission came at the expense of Jeanette Epps, who would have been the first African-American to serve on a long-term mission aboard the space station had she flown as expected.

"The majority of private companies rely on NASA as a customer and, if not, aspire to", Dreier explains in Axios.

"We're in a position now where there are people out there that can do commercial management of the International Space Station", Bridenstine told The Post. Got a great farewell from our friends and families. "Notice uninterested camels on the edge of the road".

In an interview with the Washington Post published Tuesday, Bridenstine says he is in talks with global companies about commercial management of the space station.

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Football fever has gripped the ISS in the build-up to the World Cup in Russian Federation beginning next week and the Soyuz rocket that propelled the trio into space was emblazoned with the tournament's promotional emblem.

Rosicky's head Dmitry Rogozin said after the launch that "the crew of the spacecraft feels good".

Before funding to the International Space Station runs out, Bridenstine said that he is working on a transition plan for a private company to take it over and run it as a commercial space laboratory.

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It cost $100 billion to build and orbits about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth.

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