On September 25, 2019 at 13:57 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-15” 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 Oleg Skripochka (center); American astronaut Jessica Meir (right) and the first cosmonaut of the United Arab Emirates, Hazza Al Mansouri (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The “Soyuz MS-15” space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station in about 6 hours after the launch. Oleg Skripochka, Jessica Meir and Hazza Al Mansouri will join current ISS expedition members Ovchinin, Hague, Koch, Skvortsov, Parmitano and Morgan.