Watch a New US-Russian Crew Launch to Space Station This Pi Day!
Space.com - Thu 14 Mar 16:00 GMT

Liftoff is at 3:14 p.m. EDT (1914 GMT).

Watch a New US-Russian Crew Launch to Space Station This Pi Day!

  A trio of astronauts will blast off for a six-month stay at the International Space Station today (March 14), and you can watch the launch live.

  It's a Pi Day launch for NASA, with liftoff scheduled on 3/14 at 3:14 p.m. EDT (1914 GMT), mimicking the iconic number, from Russia's launch site at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  The headed to the orbiting laboratory are rookie NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch and veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin.

  Hague and Ovchinin were originally slated to start their space station visit in October, but their rocket suffered a booster anomaly that triggered an and sent the pair back to Earth.

  After liftoff, the trio will spend about 6 hours en route to the International Space Station, where they will join the of NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who all arrived in December.