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    A spokesman for the Russian Mission Control Center said that Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft carrying three crew members is expected to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft carrying three crew members is expected to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, a spokesman for the Russian Mission Control Center said.

    "The ISS is expected to approach and to dock with the ISS automatically [on November 20]. The spacecraft will bring to the ISS a new crew, comprising of [Russia's state space corporation] Roscosmos' cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet," the spokesman told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

    The spokesman added that the docking was expected at 01.02 a.m. Moscow time (22:02 GMT on Saturday) and the crew could enter the station after 3.35 a.m.

    On Thursday, Russia launched Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a piloted spacecraft with three members of the Expedition 50/51 crew to the ISS from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.


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