Lift Off! Soyuz Spacecraft Lands in International Space Station

Published December 5th, 2018 - 09:59 GMT

Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018.

A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts reached orbit as the first manned mission since a failed launch in October.

Kononenko, Saint-Jacques and McClain are scheduled to remain on the station until some time next year, with the final duration of their expedition still unclear as Russia and NASA officials continue re-planning space station missions.

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David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gestures from inside a bus as he leaves to board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gestures from inside a bus as he leaves to board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, reacts as her space suit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, reacts as her space suit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Top-bottom: Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gesture as they board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Shamil ZHUMATOV / POOL / AFP

Top-bottom: Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gesture as they board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Shamil ZHUMATOV / POOL / AFP

Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, walk to report to Dmitry Rogozin (unseen), the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / POOL / AFP

Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, walk to report to Dmitry Rogozin (unseen), the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / POOL / AFP

David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gestures from inside a bus as he leaves to board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
NASA astronaut Anne McClain, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, reacts as her space suit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Top-bottom: Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gesture as they board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Shamil ZHUMATOV / POOL / AFP
Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, walk to report to Dmitry Rogozin (unseen), the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / POOL / AFP
David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gestures from inside a bus as he leaves to board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gestures from inside a bus as he leaves to board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
NASA astronaut Anne McClain, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, reacts as her space suit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
NASA astronaut Anne McClain, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, reacts as her space suit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Top-bottom: Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gesture as they board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Shamil ZHUMATOV / POOL / AFP
Top-bottom: Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gesture as they board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Shamil ZHUMATOV / POOL / AFP
Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 3, 2018 before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP
Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, walk to report to Dmitry Rogozin (unseen), the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / POOL / AFP
Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, walk to report to Dmitry Rogozin (unseen), the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / POOL / AFP