Soyuz-FG | Soyuz MS-12

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Soyuz-FG Rocket

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) was scheduled to launch a Soyuz-FG rocket as part of the Soyuz MS-12 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Thu, Mar 14th, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz-FG and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Soyuz MS-12

Soyuz MS-12 begins expedition 59 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch and Nick Hague to the International Space Station. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

Location

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz

The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Crew

Aleksey Ovchinin

Aleksey Ovchinin

Commander - Russian

Aleksey Nikolayevich Ovchinin born 28 September 1971 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russian SFSR is a Russian Air Force Major and cosmonaut, who was selected in 2006. Ovchinin made his first spaceflight in 2016, and was assigned as Commander of Soyuz MS-10 in 2018.

Nick Hague

Nick Hague

Flight Engineer - American

Tyler Nicklaus Hague is an American Flight Test Engineer and a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013. Selected to be a flight engineer of Expedition 57 / 58 to the International Space Station, he launched on board Soyuz MS-10, which aborted shortly after launch on October 11, 2018.

Christina Koch

Christina Koch

Flight Engineer - American

Christina Hammock Koch (born January 29, 1979) is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.

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