This afternoon at 5:02PM ET, the Expedition 44 crew consisting of three astronauts, will launch from Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station.
Upon arriving at the the ISS, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui, and Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko will stay on the ISS for the next five months.
Today’s launch, the Soyuz TMA-17M, will be live streamed on the link above.
NASA’s coverage is set to begin at 4PM ET.
The astronauts’ stay aboard the International Space Station is part of a larger NASA initiative called the One-Year Mission study which is aims to better understand the effects of long-term space flight on the human body.