Thu, Jul 07, 2016, 08:01 AM
The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. In 48 hours, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi are expected to dock at the ISS. The team will join Expedition 48 NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonauts Aleksey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka. Astronauts took a genetic sequencer along with them to conduct the first ever in-space DNA sequence.