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 17:36 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.