Start "Soyuz TMA-13M" spacecraft
• Start the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-13M"
May 28 from Baikonur spacecraft was successfully launched "Soyuz TMA-13M". Docking with the International Space Station took six hours after the start - May 29 at 05.48 MSK in the automatic mode. Astronauts will spend on the orbit of the Earth more than 167 days.
Beautiful photos from the start.
Carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" and a spaceship "Soyuz TMA-13M" in the assembly and test complex Baikonur, May 25, 2014.
Rocket taken out of the assembly and test facility and transported to the launch site at Kazakh steppe special train at a speed of about 5 km / h. Baikonur, May 26, 2014.
The design consists of a carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" and the spaceship "Soyuz TMA-13M". The main purpose of the launch vehicles - launching spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA" to the ISS. Baikonur-2014.
And here is the spaceship "Soyuz TMA-13M". Baikonur, May 26, 2014.
Baikonur in 2014.
The next step - the rise of the rocket in a vertical position at the launch pad at Baikonur, May 26, 2014.
Space - out of political squabbles countries, and it can not but rejoice. The crew of the spaceship consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman American and European Space Agency astronaut, German Alexander Gerst.
Without consecration missiles - anywhere. Baikonur, May 27, 2014.
The traditional press conference of astronauts, Baikonur, 27 May 2014. Left to right: engineer, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, spaceship commander Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman.
Another tradition - to sign on the door of his room at the hotel "Cosmonaut" where usually live crew members before the start. Baikonur, May 28, 2014.
Before the start, 28 May 2014.
Let's go! Start spaceship "TMA-13M Soyuz" from Baikonur, 28 March 2014, 23:57 MSK.
The docking of "Soyuz TMA-13M" with the ISS took place six hours after launch - May 29 at 05.48 MSK in the automatic mode. In the history of the ISS is the fifth docking of manned spacecraft on a shortened 6-hour chart.