Today at 10:13 in Moscow (13:13 in Baikonur) the "Soyuz MS-04" spacecraft was successfully launched from the Gagarin launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome. At about 10:23 Moscow time (13:23 Baikonur), the manned spacecraft "Union MS-04" separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket and headed for the International Space Station.
On board of spacecraft went to expedition to the ISS Russian cosmonaut Fedor Yurchikhin and American astronaut Jack Fisher. The place of the third member of the crew of the space ship takes a cargo with food. On the International Space Station, the arrival of new members of the expedition is already awaited Oleg Novitsky, Peggy Whitson and Tom Peske.
The docking of Soyuz with the ISS in automatic mode is scheduled for 16:23 in Moscow. The flight of the spacecraft will occur on a four-turn approach to the ISS, instead of the traditional two-day (for this, before the start, the ISS's working orbit was formed).
We, in turn, wish the cosmonauts a good flight! Also, we are organizing a group of tourists for the next launch of the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft scheduled for July 28, 2017. You will be able to personally accompany the astronauts to the expedition and observe the launch of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle from a minimum distance of 1.4 km!
Applications for participation in the tour to Baikonur can be sent to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com