Soyuz TMA-03M Launches

Soyuz TMA-03M Launches

UPDATE:   On-time launch at 8:16 am EST.

ORIGINAL STORY:  The launch of Soyuz TMA-03M continues on schedule for launch at 8:16 am EST (7:16 pm local time in Kazakhstan).

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are providing live coverage of the launch.   The three astronauts aboard the spacecraft are NASA’s Don Pettit, ESA’s Andre Kuipers, and Russia’s Oleg Kononenko.

If all goes according to plan, they will dock with the ISS in two days (December 23) at 10:22 am EST. 

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