A view from a launch

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NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky

The Soyuz MS-08 rocket launched with Expedition 55 Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA, March 21, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Artemyev, Arnold and Feustel will spend the next five months living and working aboard the International Space Station. The trio will orbit Earth for approximately two days before docking to the space station’s Rassvet module at 3:41 p.m., EDT, March 23. Coverage of docking will begin at 3 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website, followed at 5 p.m. by coverage of the opening of hatches between the spacecraft and station.