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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan, May 13 (Itar-Tass) —— A Soyuz launch vehicle was installed on Baikonur’s launch pad on Sunday pending a manned spaceship takeoff.
“The transportation and installation of a Soyuz-FG rocket and the Soyuz TMA-04M manned spaceship latched on it proceeded normally,” a Federal Space Agency representative said. The spaceship will carry the 31st/32nd expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday.
Dozens of journalists, space industry specialists, foreign tourists and VIP guests watched the transportation process.
The takeoff is scheduled for 7:01 a.m. Moscow time on May 15. Meanwhile, final tests will be run on the launch vehicle and the spaceship, and the launch vehicle will be fueled.
A state commission will name the spaceship crew on Monday. So far the main crew includes Russia’s Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and NASA’s Joseph Acaba. Their backups are Oleg Novitsky, Yevgeny Tarelkin and Kevin Ford.