Expedition 53 Launch The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with Expedition 53 crewmembers Joe Acaba of NASA, Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, (Sept. 12, U.S. time). Acaba, Misurkin, and Vande Hei will spend approximately five and half months on the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls) Okay, so I’m posting a Bill Ingalls shot twice in a row, but what can I say? I don’t want to deprive anyone of this fiery excellence!!