Astronaut Kate Rubins Prepares for Launch to Space Station

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is seen as she has her Russian Sokol suit pressure checked as she and fellow crewmates prepare for their launch to the Space Station.

Astronauts Kate Rubins, Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos prepare for their Soyuz launch to the International Space Station Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The trio launched at 1:45 a.m. EDT to begin a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Image Credit: NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin

Editor: Yvette Smith