According to Reuters, a Soyuz MS-12 took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 14th.

The crew of Expedition 59 included NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, who survived an aborted launch back in October.

But this time, Hague and Ovchinin were joined by NASA astronaut Christina Koch.

Once they dock with the space station, Expedition 59 will begin a six-month stay in orbit.

The Soyuz launched around midnight local time, and was expected to dock with the International Space Station eight hours later.

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