Soyuz rocket lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Sunday, Dec. 20
Photo: NASA TV
The 22nd expedition to the International Space Station is due to dock at the station today. Currently the Exp.22 commander, Jeff Williams, and Russian Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev have been waiting by themselves since the departure of the shuttle last month. On board the Soyuz capsule are 3 Flight Engineers: NASA astronaut TJ Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
The Soyuz 17 ship is planned to dock at 3: 54 pm MST today. Watch all the fun on NASA TV!