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Three New Station Crew Members Launch from Kazakhstan

Published by Matt on Fri Oct 8, 2010 8:52 am via: NASA
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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kaleri launched in their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday at 7:10 p.m. EDT (Friday, Kazakhstan time) beginning a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz TMA-01M launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz TMA-01M launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Less than 10 minutes after launch, their spacecraft reached orbit and its antennas and solar arrays were deployed.

The trio will dock to the Poisk module Saturday at 8:02 p.m. completing the Expedition 25 crew. Kelly, Skripochka and Kaleri will begin a five-month tour of duty aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Welcoming them aboard will be current station residents, Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Shannon Walker. Wheelock, Yurchikhin and Walker arrived June 17 aboard their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft.

2 Comments
I assume the female voice speaking in the first person about the experience is an interpreter? Or does one of the crewMEN have a very feminine voice! LOL
It has to be an interpreter, it's from NASA tv but i have to admit that it sounds kind of strange :p
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