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  Soyuz TMA-04M Encapsulation

Soyuz TMA-04M Encapsulation
Image credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Uploader comment: JSC2012-E-050910 (8 May 2012) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft is rotated to a horizontal position as technicians monitor the operation May 8, 2012 for the vehicle’s encapsulation into the Soyuz booster upper stage in advance of the launching of three new crew members to the International Space Station. The Soyuz is scheduled to carry Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the orbital complex on May 15 (Kazakhstan time) for a four-month mission.

   

 
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