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ISS expedition 65 to launch this week

Liam Garman

Expedition 65 is expected to launch later this week onboard a Soyuz MS-18.

ISS expedition 65 to launch this week
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Final preparations are underway for the launch of Expedition 65 to the International Space Station, with the launch expected to take place on Friday, 9 April.

The crewed mission will take place onboard a Soyuz MS-18, which will be overseen by Roscosmos’ Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov and will be accompanied by NASA’s Mark Vande Hei.

It is expected that Expedition 64 will depart on Friday, 16 April. Leaving the Space Station will be NASA’s Kate Rubins, and Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.

The team onboard Expedition 65 will join SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience, including NASA’s Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover, and JACA’s Soichi Noguvhi.

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[Related: SpaceX making final preparations for Crew-2 mission to the ISS]

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