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Soyuz MS-07 with three crew members gets to orbit

December 17, 2017, 10:46 UTC+3 BAIKONUR

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (crew’s captain), NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai are heading for the International Space Station

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BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, December 17. /TASS/. Piloted Soyuz MS-07 with three members of a new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), which took off Baikonur, has reached the orbit and begun a flight to ISS, Russia’s space authority Roskosmos said on Sunday.

The carrier took off Baikonur at 10:21 Moscow time. On board the ship, heading for the International Space Station, are Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (crew’s captain), NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai.

Soyuz will be flying to ISS for two days. The spacecraft is due to dock ISS on December 19 at 11:42 Moscow time.

At the Station, the crew will work with Progress MS cargo ships, with the U.S. Dragon spacecraft, will make scientific research and experiments and will have a few spacewalks.

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