Launch of Bion-M Capsule on Russian Soyuz 2-1A Rocket

A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket successfully launched April 19th 2013 at 10:00 UTC from Baikonur carrying the Bion-M unmanned capsule into orbit. The capsule contains numerous experiments including 45 mice, 8 gerbils and 15 newts and snails – all part of a Russian experiment mission. It will return intact to Earth later next month.

Source: Roscosmos

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