Soyuz TMA-07M has successfully docked with the ISS

 

On December 21, 18 hours 08 minutes MSK manned transport spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-07M", successfully launched on Dec. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in automatic mode, docked to the research unit "Dawn" (MRM-1) of the International Space Station.

Upon completion of leak testing of the joint between the spacecraft and the module is scheduled to open passageways.

Opening hatches will be held today at 20:40 MSK. Meeting astronauts will be broadcast online Online MCC

(Mms :/ / 193.233.61.171/live — for viewing with Microsoft Media Player or rtsp :/ / 193.233.61.171:554 / encoder / live.rm — Real Media Player)

ISS crew will move TPK "Soyuz TMA-07M" in the Roman Romanenko (Roscosmos), Chris Hadfield (Canadian Space Agency) and Thomas Mashburn (NASA). They will join the crew working at the station as part of the ISS Commander Kevin Ford, flight engineer Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin.

After opening the hatches room main mission will change to 34/35, and the crew will consist of six persons.

During the expedition will continue to carry out experiments in space biotechnology, biomedical research, remote sensing of the Earth, solar system exploration, space materials science, geophysics and exploration of near space, as well as the education and development of the technology.

See video of the docking Online ITAR-TASS

 

 

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