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Russian carrier rocket middle class “Soyuz-FG” with manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-13” was launched to the International space station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome. This was reported by TASS.
The rocket took off at 19:28 Moscow time from the launch site “Gagarin’s start”. On its Board were Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and astronaut Andrew Morgan (NASA) and Luca Parmitano (European space Agency). The vehicle docking with ISS is planned at 01:50 Moscow time on July 21. Crew members will join working on the ISS Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and Americans Christine cook and nick Hague.
The new astronauts will perform a spacewalk in November, and will also conduct a variety of experiments, including in automatic mode without the participation of the crew.
Earlier, on June 25, Kazakhstan landed lander spacecraft “Soyuz MS-11” with Oleg Kononeko, David Saint-Jacques and Anne McClain, who stayed on the ISS for six months.
Video, photo All from Russia.