Launch of Manned Soyuz TMA-05M to International Space Station

Launch of the manned Soyuz TMA-05M Spacecraft occurred today, July 15th 2012, at 02:40 UTC from Baikonur. Onboard the Soyuz spacecraft Yuri Malenchenko, Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide sit as they make their way to the International Space Station to begin the Expedition 32 increment of their stay.

The Soyuz TMA-05M Spacecraft was boosted into space via the Soyuz-FG booster which is 49.5 meters tall and is powered by liquid oxygen and refined kerosene through four boosters, first stage and second stage otherwise known as rocket fuel.

Source: NASA Television

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