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Virginia graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1929 and from the Colombia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1933. On the other hand, the 5-minute score tells the health care provider how well the baby is doing outside the mother's womb.
The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft lifted off at 11:12 UTC (17:12 in Kazakhstan) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The 56th long-distance expedition has already begun its work at the ISS, made up of the American Andrew Foistel, the ship's captain, the flight and cosmonaut engineer from Roskosmos Oleg Artiomov and NASA's Richard Arnold. They have been living on the five-bedroom house-sized space station (from the inside) since March 21 and will introduce all the systems and safety procedures to the newcomers.
We had contacts with the representatives of the United States space agency NASA and the European Space Agency, after which we agreed to maintain the coordination to act as a whole, Rogozin declared.
The crew will orbit Earth 34 times before the spacecraft's arrival and docking to the space station's Rassvet module at 9.07 am on June 8. They conducted hundreds of experiments during the 168-day-long stay including research into plant growth in space as well as the effect microgravity on bone marrow.