"New Crew Launch to the International Space Station" 

NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub lifted off on the Roscosmos Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft, embarking on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). 

"Expedition Duration" 

While O'Hara's mission is six months long, Kononenko and Chub will spend a year on the ISS, contributing to vital research in space. 

"Experienced Commander" 

Mission commander Oleg Kononenko, with four previous space journeys, guides the team, while O'Hara and Chub experience space for the first time. 

"Speedy Arrival at ISS" 

After a three-hour flight, the crew will dock with the ISS, joining seven astronauts and cosmonauts from the U.S., Russia, Denmark, and Japan. 

"Record-Breaking Journey" 

Oleg Kononenko's one-year mission will make him the person with the longest time spent in space, surpassing a thousand days. 

"Delayed Mission" 

Originally scheduled for March, the launch was postponed due to a coolant leak issue on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, impacting NASA’s Frank Rubio and Roscosmos’s Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. 

"Safety Assurance" 

NASA and Roscosmos attributed the coolant leak to external factors, assuring the safety of future missions, including the ongoing Soyuz MS-23 mission. 

"Longest Single Mission" 

Frank Rubio will set a U.S. record for the longest single mission, spending 371 days in space, returning to Earth on September 27. 

"Next Soyuz Mission" 

NASA assigns Tracy C. Dyson to the next Soyuz mission in March 2024, accompanied by Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Marina Vasilevskaya from Belarus. 

"Future Expeditions" 

Kononenko and Chub, after a year in space, will return with Tracy C. Dyson in September 2024, marking a continuing commitment to space exploration.