Science and Exploration

Expedition 36 Launch Countdown

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
May 28, 2013
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Expedition 36 Launch Countdown
Expedition 36 Launch Countdown
NASA/Bill Ingalls

An aircraft shaped wind vane is seen with the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad today in Kazakhstan. NASA ISS Expedition 36/37 Soyuz TMA-09M launch coverage on SpaceRef starts at 3:30 p.m. ET for a scheduled 4:31 p.m. ET launch.
The launch of the Soyuz rocket will bring Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineers Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Karen Nyberg of NASA to the International Space Station. The tio of astronauts will remain aboard the station until mid-November.

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