October 7, 2010
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka are due to launch to the space station at 7:10 P.M., U.S. Eastern time today, from the Baikonur launch center in Kazakhstan. Fellow astronaut Ron Garan is at Baikonur with Kelly, providing live commentary via his Twitter feed: “…listening to the NJ State Anthem “Thunder Road” prior to pre-flight crew meal.”
Here’s video of the Soyuz rocket being prepared for launch earlier this week, from TV Roskosmos:
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