Expedition 31 Prepares For Launch
The Soyuz rocket is seen in a guard of a video camera moments before Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and moody engineers Joseph Acaba and Sergei Revin arrived to house a rocket during a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for their moody to join their organisation friends already aboard a International Space Station. The qualification successfully launched during 11:01 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 14, 2012.
The contingent will wharf to a station’s Poisk Mini-Research Module during 12:38 a.m. Thursday, bringing Expedition 31 to the full six-member complement.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls