Expedition 25 - Crew Activities in Baikonur Kazakhstan and Soyuz Rocket Mating
Written by Administrator
Monday, 04 October 2010 16:56
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri,
NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka participated
in a variety of activities from Sept. 26-October 4 as they prepared for their
Oct. 8 launch in their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station.
The footage includes the crew’s arrival in Baikonur, their suited and
unsuited fit checks in their Soyuz spacecraft, the raising of flags outside
their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters and other traditional activities.
The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft was mated to its booster in a processing
facility for its rollout to the launch pad in Baikonur Oct. 5.