OUTERSPACE (WIAT) — A three-person Russian-American crew was welcomed to the International Space Station. A Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and Cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, launched from Kazakhstan.
The trio made it to the space station in just six hours. The launch was particularly fraught with anxiety because just five months earlier, Hague and Ovchinin survived a Soyuz launch that failed two minutes into the flight. The three are scheduled to serve a 204-day mission at the ISS.