In October, in the latest attempt, was forced to the spacecraft make an emergency landing. The two on board, the Russian Alexey Ovtjinin and american Nick Hague survived unharmed.
it is the astronauts Anne McClain, from Nasa, Oleg Kononenko, from Russian Roscosmos and David Saint-Jacques from the canadian space agency, which is being sent from Bajkonurkosmodromen in Kazakhstan. Even at the failed attempt in October, it was a Sojuzraket.
despite it seems no one of the three fear that something similar will happen again.
"Risks are a part of our profession," said Russian cosmonaut Kononenko at a press conference over the weekend.
the trio perform a spacewalk as part of an inquiry concerning a mysterious hole, which has created an air leak on the ISS. First, it is suspected that it was a meteorite that hit the ISS and the hole was but it is not yet clear how it occurred.