Crew from aborted Soyuz capsule dock safely at ISS

Olive Hawkins
March 18, 2019

On March 14, a Soyuz capsule called MS-12 safely docked with the ISS, getting Hague, Ovchinin and Christina Koch on the station for crucial research and science missions. Hague and Ovchinin ejected from the failed rocket and parachuted to safety. They have joined Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos.

Some of these investigations are sponsored by the U.S. National Laboratory, designated by Congress in 2005 to maximize its use for improving life on Earth.

It was originally scheduled to be docked during the orbital sunset, but arrived before the original time. The outings will upgrade the station's current power systems and begin installations for a new science platform.

And, on March 29, she will go out into space as part of the first all-female crew to conduct a spacewalk in the ISS's 21-year history. As with all spacewalks, crew member assignments are subject to change due to real-time operations.

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The crew is also scheduled to be on board during test flights of NASA's Commercial Crew Programme, which will return human spaceflight launches for space station missions to United States soil, NASA said. McClain, Saint-Jacques, and Kononenko are expected to return to Earth on June, while Hague, Koch, and Ovchinin will be back by the fall of 2019.

The launch will be closely watched after the two men's space journey was cut short in October when a technical problem with their Soyuz rocket triggered a launch abort two minutes into the flight.

This is the second attempt by Hague and Ovchinin to get to the ISS.

Two astronauts who survived a dramatic launch mishap in October said on Wednesday they were confident this time about reaching the International Space Station, though they said a small fault had been discovered on their rocket during final checks.

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