Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos, Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European Space Agency) and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station.
Veteran cosmonaut Sergey Volkov will command the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft. Mogensen and Aimbetov are first-timers.
Their journey to the station will begin with a lift-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 4:37 am UTC Wednesday 2 September (10:37 am in Baikonur, 12:37 am EDT, 2:37 pm AEST). NASA TV will broadcast launch coverage live at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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