Monday, September 28, 2009

Russian Soyuz FG moved to Launch Pad 1

A Russian rocket which will carry a crew of three to the International Space Station on Wednesday was moved out to its launch pad this morning and the countdown ticks along.

The Soyuz FG booster with the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft perched a top, began it's several mile journey before sunrise in the deserts of the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As with all manned crews, the rocket was errected on launch complex 1 - or Yuri's pad - in preparation for its lift-off on Wednesday morning at 3:14 am EDT (11:14 am local time).

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