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new international space station crew launches today: watch it live

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new international space station crew launches today: watch it live

three expedition 53 crewmembers will blast off to the international space station today (sept. 12), and you can watch the liftoff live. nasa astronauts mark vande hei and joe acaba will join russian cosmonaut alexander misurkin in the soyuz ms-06 spacecraft, which is slated to lift off from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. edt (2127 gmt). you can watch a live stream of the launch here on space.com beginning at 4:30 p.m. edt (2030 gmt), courtesy of nasa tv. the trio will take the fast-track path to the space station, arriving at 10:57 p.m. edt this evening, 5 hours and 40 minutes after the launch (0257 gmt on sept. 13). you can watch live coverage of the soyuz docking, too, starting at 10:15 p.m. edt (0215 on sept. 13). [space station photos: expedition 53 mission crew in orbit]   by compressing flight tasks, crews going to the international space station can make the trip in one-eighth the time. see how russia's fast-track 6-hour soyuz flights to the space station work in this space.com infographic.credit: karl tate, space.com infographics artist after the soyuz spacecraft is docked to the station's poisk module, the crew will open the hatch early wednesday morning (sept. 13) at about 12:40 a.m. edt (0440 gmt). then, they'll greet their new roommates and co-workers, three inhabitants who arrived at the space station in july: nasa astronaut randy bresnik, cosmonaut sergey ryazanskiy and the european space agency's paolo nespoli. ...