Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-12M Launch and Docking - March 25-27, 2014  (Read 72134 times)

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According to NK forum, the launch is planned on March 25, 2014 at 21:16 UTC.
« Last Edit: 03/27/2014 06:20 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Crew:

Commander - Aleksandr Skvortsov
Flight Engineer 1 - Oleg Artemyev
Flight Engineer 2 - Steven R. Swanson
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Soyuz TMA-12M crew patch:

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Soyuz TMA-12M has arrived to Baikonur cosmodrome.

http://www.federalspace.ru/20056/ (In Russian)
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #4 on: 02/12/2014 10:00 AM »
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"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

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"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

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"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

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"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #9 on: 03/01/2014 10:14 AM »

February 28, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-037

NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson Available for Interviews before Space Station Mission


NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who is making final preparations for a March launch to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 8-9 a.m. EST Friday, March 7.

Swanson, who hails from Steamboat Springs, Colo., will participate in the interviews live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The interviews will be preceded at 7:30 a.m. by a video highlighting of his mission training and previous spaceflight highlights.

To participate, reporters should contact Karen Svetaka at 281-483-8684 or Seth Marcantel at 281-792-7515 no later than 3 p.m., Thursday, March 6.

Swanson holds degrees from the University of Colorado, Florida Atlantic University and Texas A&M University. He worked as a NASA systems engineer and flight engineer for Shuttle Training Aircraft before his selection in 1998 for the astronaut corps. Since then, he has flown to the space station on two space shuttle missions -- STS-117 in 2007 and STS-119 in 2009 -- during which he conducted four spacewalks.

His mission team includes cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The three will launch to the station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft March 25 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

At the space station, they will join Expedition 39 members NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, who launched to the station in November 2013. Together, the six crew members will continue the several hundred experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science currently underway and scheduled to take place aboard mankind's only orbiting lab.

Swanson will assume command of Expedition 40 in May after Expedition 39 returns home. He is scheduled to return to Earth with crew members Skvortsov and Artemyev in September.

For more information on NASA TV coverage, see:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Swanson's biography is available at:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/swanson.html

Follow Expedition 39 and 40 crew members on Instagram:

http://instagram.com/iss

Follow other NASA astronauts via Twitter at:

http://www.nasa.gov/NASA_Astronauts

For information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #10 on: 03/05/2014 05:31 PM »
March 4th was the first day of final exams for the crews of Soyuz TMA-12M. Both scored 'Excellent':

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2381

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #11 on: 03/05/2014 05:35 PM »
March 5th was the second day of final exams for the crews of Soyuz TMA-12M. Main crew scored '4.9'; back-up crew scored '4.97' (both 'Excellent):

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2387

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Video File of Expedition 39 and 40 Crew News Conference and Visit to Red Square

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #13 on: 03/10/2014 04:23 PM »
I find it interesting that the female Cosmonaut's portrait has been viewed 60 times while the other portraits were viewed 15-20 times.

What is the female Cosmonuats name?
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I find it interesting that the female Cosmonaut's portrait has been viewed 60 times while the other portraits were viewed 15-20 times.

What is the female Cosmonuats name?

Yelena Serova - flying in September.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #15 on: 03/10/2014 04:36 PM »
I find it interesting that the female Cosmonaut's portrait has been viewed 60 times while the other portraits were viewed 15-20 times.

What is the female Cosmonuats name?

Yelena Serova - flying in September.
Thank you, does that mean that she is part of the backup crew planned for March 25th '14?

She will be the 4th female Russian to fly in space. She has been a test Cosmonaut since 2006, finally she gets her chance in space.  Good for her, such an inspiration to all around the world.  Female participation in space will only expand esp. when the trials involving the capacity of women in regards to multi-generational extremely-long duration missions.

Some very intelligent people were born in 1976.  Excellent vintage. ;)

C'mon March 25.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #16 on: 03/10/2014 04:47 PM »
Thank you, does that mean that she is part of the backup crew planned for March 25th '14?

Yes, a backup for Artemyev.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #17 on: 03/10/2014 05:56 PM »
Excellent and thank you for the response.  I always enjoy these Russian launches.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #18 on: 03/13/2014 10:11 AM »
Prime and back-up crews have arrived to Baikonur today.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/20327/ (in Russian)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #19 on: 03/13/2014 04:47 PM »
Expedition 39/40 - Crew Departure from Star City, Russia for Baikonur, Kazakhstan
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8779

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