Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watch Soyuz - ISS Docking Live Online at 8:35 AM

The Soyuz rocket with Expedition 33/34 crew members, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, Flight Engineer Kevin Ford of NASA, and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin of ROSCOSMOS onboard the TMA-06M spacecraft launches to the International Space Station on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft carrying three new Expedition 33 crew members, Flight Engineers Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, is poised for a docking to the Poisk module at 8:35 a.m. EDT Thursday, October 25, 2012. 

The new trio will join Commander Suni Williams and Flight Engineers Aki Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko who’ve been residing at the orbital laboratory since July 17. NASA TV coverage will begin at 8 a.m.

Meanwhile, the crew onboard the station is busy conducting routine station science and maintenance. Also, the crew is preparing for the departure of the Dragon cargo craft on Sunday and a spacewalk on Nov. 1 to repair a radiator ammonia leak.