Soyuz TMA-013M lifts off with three crew aboard and docks safely with International Space Station

by | May 30, 2014 | International Space Station, NASA, Russia, Soyuz, space station | 0 comments

Carrying NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Soyuz Commander and cosmonaut Max Suraev of Roscosmos, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst, the Soyuz TMA-013M manned spacecraft was successfully launched by a Soyuz FG launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakhstan.  Lift off took place at 0157 GMT on 28 May 2014.  Soyuz TMA-013M docked with the Pirs module of the ISS at 0144 GMT on 29 May 2014 after a four orbit, six hour rapid rendezvous with the station.


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