On Sept. 2, a Soyuz spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with Expedition 45 Soyuz Commander Sergey Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency and visiting crew members Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov. Two days later, the trio docked to the International Space Station and were greeted by the crew on board, including NASA’s Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren. Volkov will spend six months on the station while Mogensen and Aimbetov are scheduled to return to Earth after eight days. Also, Showcasing Commercial Crew progress, SLS test stand construction, Environmental monitoring from space, ABoVE: Climate impacts study and High Ice Water Content mission.
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