Soyuz TMA-09M Relocates to Make Way for Olympic Torch Carrying Soyuz TMA-11M

The manned Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft undocked from the Rassvet port and then redocked to the Zvezda port today, November 1st 2013 at 08:33 UTC with redocking occurring at 08:54 UTC, onboard the International Space Station. This maneuver makes room for the upcoming Soyuz TMA-11M docking in early November. Soyuz TMA-11M will dock with the complex before Soyuz TMA-09M returns home meaning 9 crew members onboard the complex for several days. Soyuz TMA-11M will also bring up the Soichi 2014 Winter Olympics Torch that will be taken out on a Spacewalk before returning back to Earth on Soyuz TMA-09M.

Source: NASA Television

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