After a slender escape from a doomed rocket, an astronaut and cosmonaut will attempt once more to launch into area immediately

Three individuals are scheduled to launch into area at three:14 p.m. EDT on Thursday aboard a Russian rocket ship known as Soyuz. Two of the crew members — NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin — tried to launch on a Soyuz in October, but it surely failed in mid-flight. An emergency escape system saved Hague and Ovchinin from the doomed rocket. The 2 will once more attempt to attain the Worldwide House Station, this time with NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who's slated to take part within the first all-female spacewalk later this month. You'll be able to watch reside video (under) of the Soyuz launch and docking by way of NASA TV beginning at 2 p.m. EDT. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin had been rocketing towards area at four,000 mph on October 11 when the unthinkable occurred. As they had been gaining velocity 1 minute and 24 seconds into the flight, one of many Russian-built Soyuz rocket's 4 facet boosters didn't detach, dooming the launch. After a flashing of lights and throbbing of alarms — indicators that gave the 2 males a second to understand what was about to occur — an emergency system blasted the area capsule off the rocket. They finally landed unhurt in Kazakhstan. "We're type of hanging upside-down from our straps ... and we checked out one another, massive grins. He holds out a hand. I shake his hand. After which we begin cracking a couple of jokes between us about how brief our flight was," Hague informed the Related Press. Following the failure, Hague and Ovchinin mentioned they had been grateful to be alive however disillusioned about not reaching reaching the Worldwide House Statio after years of coaching. However immediately, the 2 males will get a second probability. If all goes properly, their new Soyuz MS-12 spaceship ought to elevate off at three:14 p.m. EDT and dock with the orbiting laboratory about six hours later, kicking off a roughly 6-month keep. "I am 100% assured within the rocket and the spaceship," Hague not too long ago informed the AFP. Driving together with them might be NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, who's slated to carry out the first-ever all-female spacewalk on Mach 29. Becoming a member of Koch for that historic occasion — an operation to improve the area station's energy provides — might be NASA astronaut Anne McClain. McClain launched to the area station aboard a Soyuz on December three, following a weeks-long investigation into the October launch failure by Roscomos, Russia's area company. She flew with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and area station commander Oleg Kononenko, a cosmonaut. All six crew members will stay collectively in orbit till July 2019, when McClain, Saint-Jacques, and Kononenko will return to Earth. Watch Thursday's Soyuz launch reside on-line NASA TV plans to broadcast the launch reside — you possibly can watch it by way of the YouTube feed under beginning at 2 p.m. ET. Carry-off ought to occur at three:14 p.m. ET immediately (March 14), which might be 12:14 a.m. native time on Friday, March 15, in keeping with NASA TV's schedule. Reside protection usually continues till the spacecraft is safely in orbit, or about 9 minutes after lift-off. Over the next six hours (which NASA will not broadcast), the Soyuz MS-12 spaceship will attempt to catch as much as the area station. Then NASA plans to choose up its reside broadcast once more at eight:15 p.m. ET to point out the spaceship dock with the ISS, which is scheduled to occur at 9:07 p.m. ET. The feed will once more resume at 10:30 p.m. ET, because the crew members open the hatches between the Soyuz and area station (that is scheduled for 11:10 p.m. ET). A welcoming ceremony will comply with.   Immediately's launch occurs to fall on Pi Day (three/14) at three:14 ET. These are the primary three digits of Pi, which is among the many most essential numbers in math —one which's important in entering into orbit round Earth. NASA informed Enterprise Insider that the timing is simply "a cool coincidence for these of us who fall into the Jap Time zone." However Hague seems to view the coincidence extra considerably. "Carry off on #PiDay," Hague, who has an aerospace background, tweeted. "An engineer's dream come true." SEE ALSO: NASA picked these 9 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's spaceships for the primary time DON'T MISS: Astronauts on the area station preferred SpaceX's 'Earthy' toy a lot that they kidnapped it. Now it is a rookie crew member. Be a part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: SpaceX simply launched the primary personal moon mission and it marks a brand new part in area flight