There was a sense of déjà vu for the crew of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft as it was successfully launched by a Soyuz FG rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakhstan, at 1914 GMT on 14 March.  Or at least it was for two of the three crew.  For Cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA Astronaut Nick Hague who survived the failed Soyuz FG launch attempt of Soyuz MS-10 in October 2018.

Soyuz FG rocket lifts off with Soyuz MS-12 on way to ISS. Courtesy: Roscosmos

Along with them was NASA’s Kristina Koch.  All three were rapidly transferred to the International Station, docking with its Rassvet module after a flight of 5 hours 53 minutes.