BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (NASA PR) — NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are set to join the crew aboard the International Space Station on Thursday, March 14. Liftoff aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is targeted at 3:14 p.m. EDT. Live coverage will air on NASA Television beginning at 2 p.m.
The trio’s arrival will return the orbiting laboratory’s population to six, including three NASA astronauts. This launch will also mark the fourth Expedition crew with two female astronauts.
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