Video: Russian Soyuz Rocket Off to Space Station, 3 Crews Aboard

Video: Russian Soyuz Rocket Off to Space Station, 3 Crews Aboard

Almaty : Kazakhstan | May 15, 2012 at 5:33 AM PDT
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Russian Soyuz Rocket Off to Space Station, 3 Crews Aboard


The Russian Soyuz rocket was launched early this morning with three new crew members on board for a two-day flight to the International Space Station. The spaceship will also due to dock on Thursday.

Onboard the TMA-04M Spacecraft are astronauts Gennady Padalka, Sergei Revin and Joe Acaba, who will begin the Expedition 31 for four months. The space rocket was blasted off at 3am GMT from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The three crews will join Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers, who arrived in space on Dec. 23 and expected to get back on earth on July 1, reports The Register. Read full report: US-Russian trio blast off to space station in Soyuz launch.

The spaceship carrying the US-Russian trio will dock at 4.38am on Thursday with the space station.

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The Russian Soyuz rocket, TMA-04M was launched on May 15, 2012 with NASA in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station.
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