On March 14, 2019 at 19:14 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The space vehicle was orbited by the Russian “Soyuz-FG” rocket-carrier. The spacecraft is piloted by 3 cosmonauts: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin (center), American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague (right) and Christina Koch (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The “Soyuz MS-12” space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station in about 6 hours after the launch. Aleksey Ovchinin, Tyler Hague, Christina Koch will join current ISS expedition members Kononenko, Saint-Jacques and McClain.