Rollout of Soyuz TMA-08M for Next Manned Flight to ISS

The Soyuz TMA-08M freshly mated to it’s Soyuz-FG rocket rolled out to the launch pad in Baikonur today, March 26th, ahead of launch on March 28th at 20:43 UTC.

Three new crew members, Pavel Vinogradov, Aleksandr Misurkin and Christopher Cassidy, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on March 28th 2013 at 20:43 UTC.

Soyuz TMA-08M will be the first manned spacecraft to the ISS to use the fast approach and docking timeline. This results in a docking to the Station just 6 hours after liftoff at 02:32 UTC.

Source: NASA Television

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