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Kazakhstan: Expedition 63 launches to ISS from Baikonur
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Kazakhstan: Expedition 63 launches to ISS from Baikonur

Kazakhstan, Baikonur
April 09, 2020 at 08:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 63 crew aboard on Thursday.

The three-man crew consists of astronaut Chris Cassidy of NASA and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

The spacecraft is expected to dock at the ISS later on Thursday. The Expedition 63 crew are due to stay in space for 196 days.

Thursday’s launch also marked the first time that carrier rocket Soyuz 2.1a was used to send the crew to the ISS.

Kazakhstan: Expedition 63 launches to ISS from Baikonur
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A Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 63 crew aboard on Thursday.

The three-man crew consists of astronaut Chris Cassidy of NASA and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

The spacecraft is expected to dock at the ISS later on Thursday. The Expedition 63 crew are due to stay in space for 196 days.

Thursday’s launch also marked the first time that carrier rocket Soyuz 2.1a was used to send the crew to the ISS.

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