Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lift Off of Soyuz TMA-02M

This image was taken of the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft as it launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, June 8, 2011, (4:12 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 7). Its crew included:

Expedition 28 Soyuz Commander Sergei Volkov of Russia,
NASA Flight Engineer Mike Fossum
JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa

They are on the way to the International Space Station. Kazakhstan is a nation located between Russia and China.

Credit: NASA /Carla Cioffi


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