Rewatch Today’s Epic NASA Rocket Launch
This is as big as it gets. A space launch happened today, and we now can see what it was like from the cockpit of the spacecraft. This is AWESOME!
The takeoff took two astronauts and one cosmonaut up to the International Space Station. The trip is expected to take two days, according to NASA.
NASA flight engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel are heading to the space station with Soyuz commander Oleg Artemyev. Feustel has two space shuttle flights under his belt, including STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, in 2009. Arnold has flown on one previous shuttle mission, and Artemyev has flown on one long-duration mission to the space station.