Will spend 140 days in the mission.
A Russian rocket carrying two cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut blasted off into space on Tuesday (10/23). The three astronauts will be on duty on the International Space Station (ISS).
Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin of Russia and Kevin Ford from the U.S. slid to the ISS using Soyuz rocket TMA-06m at 17:51 pm from Russia’s launch failitas, Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.
Soyuz rocket is planned to arrive at the ISS on Thursday (10/25) at 19:35 pm. The three astronauts will join the three crew who have been first on the space station. They are Sunita Williams of the United States, Yuri Malenchenko from Russia, and Akihiko Hoshide from Japan. The three arrived at the ISS on last July and will return to Earth in November.
Soyuz Originally planned to take off on October 15 but was postponed because there is a device on board the rocket were to be replaced. The astronauts who had just arrived it plans to spend 140 days in the mission.
Two Russian cosmonauts first time to travel to outer space while Ford had adventures in space in 2009, using the U.S. space shuttle. He plans to take over command of the ISS when Williams returned to Earth in November.