UPDATE: This live event has ended.
A Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying 3 astronauts from the United States and Russia will launch at 5:17 p.m. ET from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Expedition 53 crew - which consists of Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Alexander Misurkin of Russia's Roscosmos - will head for the International Space Station, where the capsule will remain for about 6 months to provide an escape pod for the station's residents.
Published on September 12, 2017 - 5:07pm EDT