Soyuz TMA-10M Encapsulation

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Soyuz TMA-10M Encapsulation.

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is lowered into position for its encapsulation in the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19.

The Soyuz spacecraft will move to its launch pad Sept. 23 for final preparations for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to carry Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, both with Russia's Federal Space Agency, into orbit for the start of a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.

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