TMA11_launch
November 7, 2013

Soyuz-FG booster with Soyuz TMA-11M manned spacecraft having new ISS mission crew onboard was successfully launched from #1 launchpad (“Gagarin’s pad”) of Baikonur spaceport.

Some minutes later Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft entered far rendezvous orbit , – Roscosmos representative reported.
Soyuz TMA-11M successfully separated from Soyuz-FG booster 3rd stage, – the spokesman also stated.

The docking with the ISS is scheduled for November 7, 14.31 Moscow time and will be carried out in automatic mode. This flight is of great importance as new crew will bring Olympic torch to the ISS. On November 9 Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky will carry the torch into the open space. Then the torch will be delivered back to the Earth and will light the Olympic fire on the Stadium during Sochi Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Image credit – RIA Novosti

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