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Watch Soyuz TMA-11M Launch today!

The next flight to the International Space Station leaves today with Mikhail Tyurin, Richard Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata. They are also bringing the Olympic Torch with them (I saw it when it passed through my city a few weeks ago, it was pretty neat). Here’s the schedule:

  • Launch: 11:14pm ET (8:14pm PT) Nov. 7
  • Docking to ISS: 5:31am ET (2:31am PT) Nov. 8
  • Hatch Opening: 7:40am ET (4:40am PT) Nov. 8
You can watch here.

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Vladimir Dezhurov celebrates his birthday today. He has flown two missions: aboard Mir in 1995 with Gennady Strekalov and American Norman Thagard and as part of Expedition 3 on the ISS in 2001 with Mikhail Tyurin and Frank Culbertson.

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Mikhail Tyurin striking a pose before spacewalk training.
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Mikhail Tyurin striking a pose before spacewalk training.

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astronautswiththemustache:

Michael Vladislavovich Tyourine

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Michael Vladislavovich Tyourine


Chronicling the adventures of Soviet and Russian cosmonauts

(and unmanned programs too!)