A Soyuz rocket carrying Russian commander Sergey Ryzhikov, flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, and veteran NASA astronaut Kate Rubins are set to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:45 a.m. EDT (0545 GMT) Wednesday. The Soyuz crew will take off to begin a three-hour express trip to the International Space Station, culminating in a docking at 4:52 a.m. EDT (0852 GMT).
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