Soyuz TMA-05M Encapsulated in Payload Fairing

On July 8th the Soyuz TMA-05M was encapsulated into the payload fairing of the Soyuz-FG booster. The fairing will protect the spacecraft from the air resistance, friction and acoustic vibrations during launch.

Soyuz TMA-05M is due to launch with Expedition 32 crew members Yuri Malenchenko, Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide on July 15th 2012 at 02:40 UTC.

Source: NASA Television

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