Astronauts Aboard Soyuz Rocket Safely Reach ISS

05 December, 2018, 13:15 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Astronauts Aboard Soyuz Rocket Safely Reach ISS

Cosmonauts will head to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a spacecraft Soyuz MS-11.

The 48-year-old doctor and astronaut lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Anne McClain of NASA and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos.

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, American astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques successfully launched at 6:31 a.m. ET from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and went into orbit a short time later.

The previous launch - involving NASA's Nick Hague and Russia's Aleksey Ovchinin - had to be aborted after the first stage of the rocket failed to separate as planned.

On Oct. 11, a rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to abort and make an emergency landing.

It's the first time a crewed Soyuz rocket successfully made it to space following an aborted mission on October 11, where two space travelers were forced to perform an emergency landing after a deformed sensor caused issues.

They successfully docked at the ISS on schedule at 1736 GMT to begin an expected six and a half months aboard the ISS, the Russian Roscosmos space agency said via Twitter.

CIA Director to Brief Lawmakers on Saudi Journalist's Murder
While acknowledging the country's long relationship with Saudi Arabia, senators have said the murder can't be excused. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) resolution to end USA military support for the Saudi kingdom's assault on Yemen.

Frustrated migrants moved miles from border, face long asylum waitlist
Beyond that, he said, 'Wall funding is critical for CBP, ' echoing a point that President Donald Trump has made, many times over. About two dozen migrants climbed over the border wall separating Mexico from the USA near Tijuana on Monday.

Wisconsin Democrats call lame-duck illegitimate
Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos delayed a planned news conference but had no comment on any potential roadblocks. Republican committee co-chairs said after the meeting that it didn't have votes in the Senate to pass.

The three were greeted upon arrival Monday by the station's current crew members, who had waited outside the hatch after the astronauts' capsule docked and underwent safety checks.

They escaped unharmed but the failed launch - the first such incident in Russia's post-Soviet history - raised concerns about the state of the Soyuz programme. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine meanwhile thanked the United States and Russian teams "for their dedication to making this launch a success".

The three-man crew appeared briefly before relatives and reporters on Monday morning, waving and blowing kisses as they left a hotel to board a bus on their way to prepare for the flight.

The Russian rocket carries USA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko‎ and CSA astronaut David Saint Jacques.

Since the October mishap, four successful unmanned Soyuz satellite launches have been conducted to clear the path for the crew's launch on Monday.

"Risk is part of our profession", he stated.

Russian Federation suspended all manned space launches pending an investigation before giving the green light November 1. "We are psychologically and technically prepared for blast-off and any situation which, may occur on board". CBC News Network will also broadcast the interactive special featuring Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.



Deontay Wilder confirms he ACCEPTED unification fight with Anthony Joshua
Joshua suddenly looks to be on a different path from the other two, who fought to a split draw in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Lou DiBella , Wilder's promoter, is a big WWE fan, and Fury's ability to beat the count reminded him of a particular wrestler.

Gautam Gambhir retires from the World of Cricket
Gambhir made his last appearance in the coveted India jersey during the first Test against England (2016) in the home series. Gambhir said that the thought had been with him for quite a long time now and he has finally chose to act on it.

USA report: Meghan Markle hunts for Hollywood publicist
Last Christmas, it was also reported that Kate confronted Meghan because she was being "downright rude" in front of the royals. Thankfully, it sounds like there may not actually be any bad blood between the popular dukes and duchesses after all.

Russian Federation in 'material breach' of nuclear arms treaty: NATO statement
Some European allies suspect that Trump could give notice in coming months that the leaving the treaty. A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday.

Iowa State players, coaches react to Alamo Bowl bid
What a novel idea: The Pac-12 champs will play the Big Ten champs in the Rose Bowl. "That's one of the biggest bowls the Big 12 has to offer".

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's sentencing memo expected
President Trump lashed out at special counsel Robert Mueller and his own former personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Twitter Monday. He has instead spent considerable time with his family and worked to position himself for a post-conviction career.

U.S. Gives Russia 60 Days To Comply With Nuclear Arms Pact
Now Russia is attempting to use Crimea to expand its influence and control of the Sea of Azov", Stoltenberg said. He added that Russia's actions "greatly undermine America's national security and that of our allies".

Jennifer Aniston opens up about hard relationship with her mother
Unfortunately, as the actress candidly reminisced, she felt like she did not become "the model child [her mother] hoped for". Aniston revealed the film parallels her own childhood experiences, having grown up with a model for a mother.

Luka Modric wins Ballon d'Or 2018 ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
Modric - who was also named FIFA's Best Men's Player this year - acknowledged Messi and Ronaldo's quality but added that his success is a "victory for football".

New York Police find Peterborough couple's engagement ring lost after proposal
NY police found the ring and put out an all points Twitter bulletin Saturday, looking for the victims of the matrimonial miscue. The distraught couple had asked nearby NYPD officers to help but they were unable to immediately locate the ring.