Science and Exploration

Soyuz MS-12 Spacecraft Prepared For Launch

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
March 11, 2019
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Soyuz MS-12 Spacecraft Prepared For Launch
Soyuz MS-12
NASA/Victor Zelentsov

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft is ready for encapsulation into the nose fairing of the Soyuz booster rocket March 6.
Expedition 59 crew members Nick Hague and Christina Koch of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos will launch on March 14, U.S. time, on the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome for a six-and-a-half month mission on the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2019e012768 (March 6, 2019) Larger image

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