With all of Expedition 49-50’s delays, it has been less than a month since the “old crew” has launched to the International Space Station (ISS). They won’t be alone for too much longer because Expedition 50-51 is on schedule to launch today. Peggy Whitson, an American astronaut for NASA, Oleg Novitskiy, a Russian cosmonaut for Roscosmos, and Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut from ESA will be leaving Earth on a Russian Soyuz capsule today and joining the crew on the ISS this Saturday. Want to watch all the excitement from prelaunch to hatch openings? NASA has you covered!
15:20 EDT 11/17 (19:20 UTC 17/11) Time of Launch – Programming will be 14:30-16:00 EDT (18:30-20:00 UTC)
17:01 EDT 11/19 (21:01 UTC 19/11) Time of Docking – Programming will be 16:00-17:05 EDT (20:00-21:05 UTC)
19:35 EDT 11/19 (23:35 UTC 19/11) Time of Hatch Opening – Programming will be 18:45-20:00 EDT (22:45-00:00 UTC)