Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016  (Read 41718 times)

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L-1 hour and counting. NASA TV coverage will start in approximately 10 minutes.
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Russian country music just stated on the Roscosmos stream...
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L-50 minutes and counting. Live from the Mission Control Center in Houston, NASA TV presents live coverage of the launch of Soyuz MS-03.

Featuring Dan Huot as our Public Affairs Officer.
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Launch site is at Gagarin's Start (Site 1/5).
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At the present time, all three crew members are strapped inside their capsule. The Descent Module, to be exact.



Seated in the center seat is Commander Oleg Novitsky, a Russian cosmonaut who has flown once before on Soyuz TMA-06M back in October 2012. He stayed on the Station as part of Expeditions 33 and 34 until March 2013. Altogether, he's logged over 143 days in space.

Seated in the left-hand seat is Flight Engineer 1 Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut representing the European Space Agency, who is making his first spaceflight today. He's the only first-time flyer on this crew. Most notably, he was the backup astronaut for Andreas Mogensen on the Soyuz TMA-18M mission back in September 2015.

Seated in the right-hand seat is Flight Engineer 2 Peggy Whitson, an experienced NASA astronaut who is making her third trip into space. Her first mission was Expedition 5, alongside Russian cosmonauts Valeri Korzun and Sergei Treshchyov, as the first NASA Science Officer. Unlike her second mission and this mission, Whitson launched and landed on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. She logged about 185 days during Expedition 5 including a 4-hour EVA. Whitson's second spaceflight was the Soyuz TMA-11 mission, in which she commanded the Expedition 16 crew. She logged about 192 days in space, bringing her total up to 376 days, and also did 36 more hours of EVA time, which gave her a total of about 40 hours of spacewalk time in 6 EVAs.
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"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Location when docked.

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The Soyuz MS-02 crew: Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko, and Shane Kimbrough, are still inside their first month aboard the Station. They will return early next year.
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L-45 minutes. Peggy Whitson's autobiography now being played.
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L-41 minutes. Four minutes ago, the flight computer software was loaded into the Descent Module's computers.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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I actually heard "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons being played over the Roskosmos feed.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Playing past footage of Soyuz MS-03 being hoisted atop Gagarin's Start.
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Showing a live view of the interior of the Korolev Control Center.
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Soyuz MS-03 will not dock with the Station until November 19. This is to continue testing the Soyuz-MS spacecraft. Hopefully, by the time Soyuz MS-04 launches next March, that mission will dock within 6 hours as well as future flights.
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L-35 minutes. Standing by for the Service Towers to be retracted away from the Soyuz rocket. All three crew members have verified their Sokol suit pressures are nominal.
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Playing past footage of what the crew members did before they boarded their spacecraft.

First, they autographed the doors of the Baikonur hotel room. Next, they were blessed by an Orthodox priest. They then made their way to a suitup facility, using a Crew Transfer Van, where they were suited up in their Sokol spacesuits.
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