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Soyuz Spacecraft Lifts Off With Three New Crew Bound For International Space Station
2012-12-19 10:08:24

[Watch Video: New Trio Launches To Join Expedition 34] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After more than a week of final preparations, a new trio of astronauts successfully launched into the heavens Wednesday morning at 7:12 a.m. EST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in freezing conditions. The launch, which occurred at 6:12 p.m. local time, carried Russia´s Soyuz spacecraft and three new members of Expedition 34 who will join the existing crew...

2012-10-18 10:08:30

NASA Television will provide live coverage of next week's launch and docking of the next trio of crew members who will fly to the International Space Station. Expedition 33/34 NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft at 5:51 a.m. CDT (4:51 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Oct. 23, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA TV launch coverage will begin at 4:30 a.m., and...

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2009-12-22 19:00:00

NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with their new home at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday. The trio launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft at 4:52 p.m. Sunday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From inside the station, Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev monitored the approach of the Russian spacecraft as it docked to the Earth-facing port of the Zarya module....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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