Ms McClain, a former military pilot, said the crew "feel very ready" for their mission.
"The teamwork that you demonstrate today is exactly what we should replicate on Earth more often", she said.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, 48, agreed that the Soyuz spacecraft was "incredibly safe".
Russian Federation said last month the October launch had failed because of a sensor damaged during assembly at the Baikonur cosmodrome, but insisted the spacecraft remained reliable. The ISS went a crew of three.
This is the first spaceflight for both McClain and Saint-Jacques and the fourth trip to the space station for Kononenko. Plus, it's the first time a Canadian astronaut (Saint-Jacques) is headed to space since Chris Hadfield, who lead the International Space Station five years ago and was known for his publicity success. NASA's McClain was deployed to Iraq and represented the United States women's national rugby union team in the past.
The crew are safely in orbit and will be welcomed aboard at 2:36 p.m.
He recently joked Russian Federation would send a mission to the Moon to "verify" whether or not NASA lunar landings ever took place.
Next year, however, Russian Federation will see intense worldwide competition.
He has instead spent considerable time with his family and worked to position himself for a post-conviction career. Flynn's business also began to do work for Turkish clients, including those with ties to Turkey's president.
Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza said May or June might be more likely, giving the fighters more time to recover. "We had to show the world what it looks like for the best to fight the best, and look at the outcome", Wilder said.
Lindsey Graham , a South Carolina Republican, who said he is highly confident that the prince is responsible for the murder. The Yemen legislation could set up a bitter year-end Senate floor fight over USA war powers.
However, with all the success the Cougars had, they will end the 2018 season by playing in a who cares bowl game. As it was, the Pac-12 title game put an appropriately ugly bow on a conference that did not have its best season.
Before Corbin met with the Yankees last Thursday the only other two teams he reportedly met with were the Nats and the Phillies . In Corbin, the Nationals added arguably the most sought-after free-agent starting pitcher on the market this offseason.
The president also touted an agreement with China to reduce tariffs on cars entering China from the United States. The truce between the USA and China emerged after a highly anticipated dinner December 1 involving Messrs.
Ohio State's Urban Meyer to retire from coaching
UF posted its worst mark under Meyer at 8-5 in 2010, and he again chose to retire after the season, citing health concerns. His teams won five off the six bowl games in which they competed with three BCS bowl game victories.
China agreed to "reduce and remove" tariffs on cars
The price increase sparked a major hit to the roughly $10 billion worth of passenger vehicles the U.S. sent to China a year ago . If at the end of this period of time, the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the 10% tariffs will be raised to 25%.
South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer
According to her father, none of her relatives who donated are a match, but three donors have been located in the United Kingdom. As per the details mentioned by Zainab's family and her doctors, donors must be of Pakistani, Indian, or Iranian lineage.
Kyler Murray A Heisman Trophy Finalist
The Allen, Texas, product has completed 241 of 340 passes this year for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Murray replaced last year's Heisman victor , Baker Mayfield , for the Sooners and has been just as good.