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Three ISS Crew Members Set to Launch Wednesday Morning EST

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 18-Dec-2012
Updated: 18-Dec-2012 10:36 PM

Three new crew members for the International Space Station (ISS) are due to launch at 7:12 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) tomorrow morning, Wednesday, December 19.  The launch will be at 6:12 am Central Standard Time or 6:12 pm local time at the launch site in Kazakhstan.

NASA TV will cover the launch of Soyuz TMA-07M live beginning at 6:00 am EST (5:00 am CST).   The three crew members are:

  • NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn
  • Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who will become the first Canadian ISS commander later in his mission
  • Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko

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