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This astronaut picture of the launch of his good friend within the area is totally lovely!

Picture taken from the Worldwide Area Station of a crewed Soyuz capsule on the scene, September 25, 2019.

(Picture credit score: Christina Koch / NASA)

The very best view of at the moment's crew launch has confirmed to be that of the very vacation spot of the spacecraft, the Worldwide Area Station.

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and area flight participant United Arab Emirates Hazza AlMansoori took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at the moment (25 September) at 9:57 am EDT (14:07) GMT or native 18:57). They had been to affix a crew of six presently residing and dealing aboard the Worldwide Area Station, together with fellow astronaut Meir classmate Christina Koch.

"What does @Space_Station appear like when your finest good friend realizes her dream of going into area," Koch wrote in a tweet, sharing the image yesterday (September 25th). "Caught the second stage in progress! We stay up for welcoming you on board, crew of Soyuz 61!"

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Meir and Skripochka will stay on board the area station till February; AlMansoori, their journey companion, returns to Earth in only one week, since he takes half in an area flight. Koch will go residence with Meir and Skripochka, making the longest area flight by a girl. It arrived in orbit on March 14th.

Earlier than turning into an astronaut, Meir educated as a biologist. His analysis included breeding a flock of geese. She has already achieved an internship with NASA's underwater analysis program.

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