July 20 2019 8:57pm

Soyuz-MS 13/59S spacecraft docks on International Space Station during Apollo 11 anniversary

Fifty years to the day after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon, a NASA astronaut, an Italian flight engineer and a Russian commander geared up for launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on July 20 on a six-hour flight to the International Space Station. Soyuz MS-13/59S commander Alexander Skvortsov, Italian co-pilot Luca Parmitano and NASA physician-astronaut Andrew Morgan were scheduled for liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:28 p.m. EDT, the start of a fast-track four-orbit rendezvous with the laboratory complex.

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