NASA Space Station: They are scheduled to lift off in a Soyuz spacecraft today at 9:36 p.m. EDT (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7). by Mark Garcia
'All three will spend
approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in
'Live launch coverage will begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT on NASA Television
and the agency’s website. For the NASA TV schedule and where to watch
live and replays, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
'The three will join Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and
Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos. The
Expedition 48 crew members will spend four months contributing to more
than 250 experiments in fields such as biology, Earth science, human
research, physical sciences and technology development.
'NASA TV coverage will begin at 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8 for docking
to the space station’s Rassvet module at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, July 9.
Hatches are scheduled to open about 2:50 a.m. Saturday, July 9, with
NASA TV coverage resuming at 2:30 a.m.'