Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft


SPACE WATCH
Expedition 28 Crew Members
NASA – At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum (left), Expedition 28 flight engineer; cosmonaut and Soyuz commander Sergei Volkov (center) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa pose for pictures June 3, 2011 in front of the Soyuz booster in the integration facility. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

.. and Lift Off
Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft lift offNASA – The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, June 8, 2011, (4:12 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 7) carrying Expedition 28 Soyuz Commander Sergei Volkov of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Mike Fossum and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa to the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraftNASA – The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft is seen at the launch pad after being raised into vertical position on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 28 Soyuz Commander Sergei Volkov of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Mike Fossum and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Image Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Preparing for Launch
Soyuz TMA-02M rocket preparation for launchNASA – Launch pad engineers at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan are dwarfed by the gantry mechanisms at the base of the Soyuz TMA-02M rocket following its rollout to the pad on Sunday, June 5, 2011. The rocket is being prepared for launch June 8 to carry the crew of Expedition 28 to the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

NASA – The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft is seen just after being raised into a vertical position at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 5, 2011. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

NASA – The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft is rolled out by train on its way to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, June 5, 2011. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

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