Thursday, April 01, 2010

Soyuz and Crew Ready for Launch

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 23 Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko made final preparations Thursday for their launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Their two-day journey to the station will begin with a launch set for 12:04 a.m. EDT Friday.

Launch coverage from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan will air live on NASA TV beginning at 11:15 p.m. Thursday.