Soyuz Rocket Ready to Launch ISS Expedition 34/35 Crew into Space

The ISS will have a full six-member crew in a few days again

By on December 18th, 2012 14:51 GMT

The ISS is about to get three new inhabitants, the Expedition 34/35 crew. Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency are flying to the ISS for their five-month mission.

It's been less than two months since the first three astronauts that make up Expedition 34 launched from the same location in Kazakhstan and one month since the last three members of Expedition 33 left the ISS and landed back on Earth.

The Soyuz rocket and Soyuz TMA-07M capsule have been erected into place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The rocket will launch tomorrow at 12:12 UTC. The astronauts will arrive aboard the ISS two days later.

In the video, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is talking about the Soyuz capsule and rocket which is currently the only vehicle capable of sending people to the ISS.

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