Expedition 36 Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out with Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft Onboard


At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg, Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and backup crew members Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency conducted their final fit check “dress rehearsal” in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft, and participated in traditional pre-launch activities in preparation for the launch of Yurchikhin, Nyberg and Parmitano to the International Space Station on May 29, Kazakh time.

Source: NASA Television



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