May 25, 2017

Astro-Vid Of the Week: Watch the Launch of Soyuz TMA-10M

Expedition 37/38 crew ready for launch!

(Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov).

The human population in space is about to increase by three this week with the launch of a Soyuz-FG rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Wednesday night at 20:58 Universal Time/4:58PM Eastern Time.

This launch will put Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kotov & Sergei Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins on a our orbit, six hour fast track to the International Space Station. There they’ll join fellow Expedition 37 crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin, Karen Nyberg & Luca Parmitano aboard the ISS until returning in March of next year. Soyuz TMA-10M will also do duty as an “escape pod” for the next Expedition 38 crew. [Read more...]

Launch Chasing Worldwide.

The final launch of Atlantis from KSC. (Photo by Author).

Visiting the Florida Space Coast? One of the biggest questions we get here at Astroguyz HQ is where is a good spot to watch a launch from. Certainly, the final launches of the Space Shuttle may see record numbers of viewers; getting that front row “causeway ticket” may be next to impossible. [Read more...]