"Soyuz" spaceship verticalized and ready for Launch

Carrier rocket "Souyz-FG" with a spaceship "Souyz MC-04" was installed, verticalized and ready for a launch from the launch site #1 of Baikonur cosmodrome (Gagarin's start).

We'd like to remind, that "Soyuz MC-04" launch is scheduled on 20th of April 2017 on 13:13 according to Baikonur time (10:13 according to Moscow time). "Soyuz MC-04" is to deliver Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and USA astronaut Jack Fisher to the International Space Station. The astronaut and cosmonaut arrived to the Baikonur cosmodrome and are waiting for their launch. This time there is only 2 persons in a spaceship crew instead of three persons. The vacant place is occupied by cargo container, which weight is 60 kilos. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fisher will replace Andrey Borisenko, Sergey Rizhikov and Robert Kimbrow recently returned from ISS. For a Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin this flight to the ISS will be 5-th and first for his American colleague.

Their friends, relatives, journalists and ordinary tourists from all over the world come for their seeing off ! Please note that you too can be a witness to this thrilling and memorable event which is a launch of a spaceship! We are already receiving requests to Baikonur tour during which you can witness "Souyz Mc-05" spaceship launch (RN "Souyz-FG"). The launch is scheduled on 28th of July 2017.
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