Hopefully NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency like each other, because they are about to spend at least the next four months together living in very tight quarters on the International Space Station. The new roommates are getting launched into space at 11:41 a.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA reports, and we can watch the Real World: Space Station unfold live on NASA TV this morning. (Watch here.)
Before fighting over closet space and fridge shelves at the ISS, the trio will travel for six hours in the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft before docking to the space station’s Rassvet module at 6 p.m. ET, with NASA TV coverage of the docking beginning at 5:15 p.m. They will be greeted by Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer (who probably already called dibs on the good bunks).