ISS Expedition 39/40 Soyuz TMA-12M Ready for Launch

With the move of its Soyuz spacecraft and booster to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 23, the Expedition 39/40 crew is a step closer to a March 25 Eastern Daylight Time (March 26, Kazakhstan time) launch to The International Space Station. NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are headed to the space station for a six month mission.

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