An update on Soyuz TMA-09M. The crew of Fyodor Yurchikhin, Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano arrived at Baikonur and have been through their first and second fit checks in the Soyuz. The press was also allowed in for a day and watched the crew exercise, relax and plant their traditional trees. They launch on May 28.
Watch Soyuz TMA-07M land tonight! You can watch here. Here’s the schedule:
- Undocking from ISS: 7:08 pm ET (4:08 pm PT)
- Deorbit burn: 9:37 pm ET (6:37 pm PT)
- Landing near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan: 10:31 pm ET (7:31 pm PT)
I’m sorry I haven’t been around lately, but I should be back to regular posting soon. And I’m working tonight, so I won’t be able to liveblog this landing.
“Leonov sketches Belyayev during a postflight vacation on a Black Sea beach.”
(seriously, though, Alexei is a very good artist, and it is cool that he’s drawing his buddy. But…those hats?)
Yuri thinks they’re cool:
U.S. actor Tom Cruise and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to conduct a space walk, take part in a ceremony at the premiere of the new film “Oblivion” in Moscow April 1, 2013
Alexei just seems like the coolest dude.
I wonder if he started jumping on Alexei’s couch.