The best view of today's crew launch was from the spacecraft's very destination – the International Space Station .  NASA astronaut Jessica Mayr, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and United Arab Emirates space flight participant Hazza AlMansori detonated from Baikonur space station 25:57 at 9:57 p.m. GMT or 6: 57pm local time). They were to join a crew of six currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, including the classmate of Myr astronauts, Christina Koch .
"What does @Space_Station look like when your best friend achieves his lifelong dream of going into space," Koch wrote in a tweet sharing the image yesterday (September 25). "I caught the second stage in progress! We look forward to welcoming you aboard, the crew of "Union 61! "
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Meir and Fiddler will remain aboard the space station; their satellite Almansori returns to Earth in just a week, as it takes part in a space flight. Koch will head home with Meir and the Violinist, completing the longest single space flight by a woman . It arrived in orbit on March 14th.
Before becoming an astronaut, Meyr was trained as a biologist and her studies included raising a herd of geese. It has already ended with NASA's underwater research program.