NASA Television to air launch of next International Space Station crew expedition

NASA has reported it plans to offer live coverage of the launch of the International Space Station on September 23, the administration said.

Expedition 49 crewmembers Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will head to the International Space Station aboard the Soyus MS-02 spacecraft, which will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Expedition 49/50 crew will spend approximately five months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in late February.

The crew members of Expedition 49 will continue work on experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard humanity´s only microgravity laboratory.