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Sunday, 2 & # 39; December 2018, 8:01 PM – Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will start his first adventure in space! Watch him launch to the International Space Station, alive, here!
After more than nine & # 39; & # 39 years; training, and anticipation, another core & # 39; the astronauts of Canada finally has a chance to go to space.
David Saint-Jacques – engineer, astrofiżjista and doctor – was chosen as astronawtur Canadian Space Agency in & # 39; May 2009, along with & # 39; Jeremy Hansen. Within a few hours, Saint-Jacques will be removed, bound for the International Space Station aboard Soyuz rocket, along with & # 39; fellow members of the ISS Expedition 58 crew – NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut Anne McClain Oleg Kononenko.
The mission of the MS-11 to launch Soyuz from Kosmodrome of & # 39; in Baikonur 6:31 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, And the trio will be taking "route & # 39; speed" to reach the ISS, all b & # 39; waqta time so they can reach their destination in & # 39; less than six hours.
live coverage of the launch, via NASA TV, starting at 5:30 a.m. EST. See below!
If the launch proceeds as expected, NASA will also launch direct coverage of the procedure & # 39; Soyuz docking, starting at 11:45 a.m. EST, And ends shortly after 12: 35 p.m. EST arrival.
As the views apprehended during the procedure & # 39; approach and docking can be just as spectacular (or even more) than those seen during the launch, it m & # 39; has lost!
Then, be sure to get & # 39; back again, to start over 1:45 p.m. Est, To see how the crew currently aboard the ISS – Commander Alexander of the European Space Agency Gerst, NASA astronaut Serena AUNON-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev – prepare to open the hatch, to welcome their new friends , at 2.30 pm EST.
CATCH OF & # 39; CURRENT FLIGHT
This flight into space is actually slightly earlier than Saint-Jacques, McCain and Kononenko were waiting!
Originally, Soyuz MS-11 was supposed to launch to the ISS on two weeks from now, f & # 39; December 20. With the entry of 11 & # 39; October Soyuz MS-10, however, was expected to carry astronauts American Nick Hague and Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin on their mission to space, schedule for subsequent launches passed.
Fortunately, the Hague and Ovchinin made it back b & # 39; safely to the ground after the Soyuz rocket failed, but their absence on the station caused unfortunate situation, because Gerst, AUNON-Chancellor and Prokopyev originally leave the ISS on 13 & # 39; December.
If Tuesday left on the schedule, the station unoccupied for at least a week – something that has not occurred at fixed station, on 2 & # 39; November 2000.
To avoid this, those who are currently on the station were, first, could continue until & # 39; launched a new crew to replace. If the investigation into the incident of MS-10 has gone long enough, all three have & # 39; remained longer than certification of their Soyuz capsule, and led to plans & # 39; contingency, such as the launch of & # 39; empty capsule to the station to use them for their return to Earth, if necessary.
With the cause of & # 39; the accident & # 39; MS-10 quickly discovered, however, could Roscosmos & # 39; & # 39 moves; forward, with some changes re-launch and the schedule & # 39; landing. From now on, if everything goes as planned from above, Saint-Jacques, McCain and Kononenko are expected to launch to the ISS on 3 & # 39; December, and Gerst, AUNON-Chancellor and Prokopyev will return to with 20 world & # 39; December, just days before the expiry of the seat Soyuz capsule certification.
Sources: NASA | CBC | Does & # 39; files from The Weather Network
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