Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out Before Sept. 2 Crew Launch

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An general organisation of 3 is removing prepared for a two-day float to a International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket that will lift them to space rolled out to a launch pad currently during a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz TMA-18M rocket sits atop a launch pad during a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after rolling out from a Integration Facility Monday morning. Credit: NASA TV

The Soyuz TMA-18M rocket sits atop a launch pad during a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after rolling out from a Integration Facility Monday morning. Credit: NASA TV

Veteran cosmonaut Sergei Volkov will authority a Soyuz TMA-18M booster that will launch Sept. 2 during 12:37 a.m. EDT. Joining him for a outing to a hire will be initial time flyers Andreas Mogensen from a European Space Agency and Aidyn Aimbetov from Kazcosmos, a National Space Agency of a Republic of Kazakhstan. NASA Television will promote a launch and advancing activities live.

Onboard a orbital laboratory a One-Year organisation members Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko took partial in a accumulation of tellurian investigate experiments. They complicated how microgravity affects prophesy and explored how booster pattern influences organisation performance.

NASA wanderer Kjell Lindgren and Japanese wanderer Kimiya Yui unpacked a Multipurpose Small Payload Rack-2 (MSPR-2) from a new HTV-5 resupply boat today.  The MSPR-2, that houses tiny scholarship payloads, was commissioned in a Japanese Kibo laboratory module.

Source: NASA