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Soyuz MS-11 launch, docking

 NASA astronaut Anne McClain, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, center, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques post for pictures in front of a Soyuz training module after their spacecraft qualification exams. Credit: NASA/Elizabeth Weissinger

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, center, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques post for pictures in front of a Soyuz training module after their spacecraft qualification exams. Credit: NASA/Elizabeth Weissinger

Three new crew members are planning to launch to the International Space Station in Soyuz MS-11: Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain. They are expected to remain in orbit until June 2019.

Liftoff is currently planned for 11:31 UTC Dec. 3, 2018, with docking to the Poisk module anticipated about six hours later at 17:30 UTC. They are expected to join the in-progress Expedition 57 crew.

The trio was supposed to launch Dec. 20, 2018. However, because of the Oct. 11, 2018, in-flight abort of the Soyuz MS-10 crew during ascent the Soyuz MS-11 launch was moved forward by nearly three weeks.

Earlier Event: November 19
NG-10 Cygnus berthing
Later Event: December 4
CRS-16 Dragon launch