Times Square Toshiba Vision Screen to showcase next Space Station launch

The Toshiba Vision screen in New York`s Times Square is going to show the public the next launch of three crew members to the International Space Station.

ANI| Updated: Nov 02, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

Washington: The Toshiba Vision screen in New York`s Times Square is going to show the public the next launch of three crew members to the International Space Station.

Launch is scheduled for 11:14 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 6.

NASA Television coverage, originating from the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, is going to be broadcast on the giant outdoor screen beginning at 10:15 p.m. and continue with post-launch coverage until 11:45 p.m.

William Gerstenmaier, NASA`s associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said that the space station serves as a unique laboratory for researchers around the world, home to astronauts from multiple countries, and was built with international cooperation, so it`s fitting to show the launch of the next crew in the most cosmopolitan city in the United States.

NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata will launch in a Soyuz spacecraft.

They will join six crew members already on the space station, including NASA astronauts Karen Nyberg and Mike Hopkins, the European Space Agency`s Luca Parmitano, and Roscosmos` Fyodor Yurchikin, Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy.