Launch of "Soyuz MS-05" to the ISS from Baikonur

• Starting ship "MS-05 The Union" to the ISS from Baikonur

July 28 spacecraft "Soyuz-05 MS" with a crew of three launched to the International Space Station from Baikonur site "Gagarin's Start". Go!

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A few days before the launch of a rocket from the tow assembly and test facility to the launch pad of Baikonur on July 26, 2017. (Photo by (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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rocket transported to launch site usually takes about one and a half hours. Speed ​​of movement by train is about 3-4 km / h. (Photo (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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The next step - the rise of the rocket in a vertical position at the launch pad at Baikonur, July 26, 2017. (Photo by (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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This pad at the cosmodrome "Baikonur" is called site number 1 or "Gagarin's Start". From her April 12, 1961 the world's first launched the spacecraft "Vostok" with pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board. (Photo (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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Technological farm (tower) provide rigid fixation missiles in an upright position before the start, and at the time of launch are disconnected (rejected) from the rocket. (Photo (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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In the infrared light. (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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In Baikonur there is a tradition - a rocket lighting. Apparently, it was found that without it will not fly. (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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Another tradition Baikonur - to leave the autograph on the doors of their rooms in the hotel "Cosmonaut", in which members of the crew spent the night before the launch. Paint or wash autographs at the hotel door is strictly prohibited.

It signs a Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazan July 28, 2017. (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazan, American astronaut Randolph Breznik and astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA), Italian Paolo Nespoli, 28 July 2017. (NASA | Joel Kowsky) picks up on the spacecraft "Soyuz":

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Let's go! Start the spacecraft "Soyuz-MS-05" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday, July 28 2017. (Photo by (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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It is expected that the crew spend the day at the station 139. (Photo (NASA | Joel Kowsky):

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