Three Russian cosmonauts are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday.
If successful, the launch will continue a more than two-decade-long joint Russian-American presence aboard the orbiting spacecraft, despite heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the team is scheduled to lift off from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 15:55 GMT for a journey to the ISS that will take about three hours.
Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev will lead the team, with two space rookies, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov, also on board.
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