The year-long manned  mission on the International Space Station has begun

03/27/2015 - 00:00

Three crew members will launch to the International Space Station Friday (March 27) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will take about six hours for NASA's Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko to dock with the orbiting outpost. This launch will kick off a year in space for Kelly and Kornienko. NASA TV coverage of the Soyuz launch will start at 2:30 p.m. EDT (1830 GMT), and the launch is set for 3:42 p.m. EDT (1942 GMT).

March 28 | UPDATE: Three new crewmembers just arrived at the International Space Station, and two of them won't be leaving for about one year.