17 The New Crew Is About to Come to the ISS

The New Crew Is About to Come to the ISS

Posted on October 24, 2012 by team


A carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome with a manned spacecraft “Soyuz TMA-06M” and the new ISS crew. Cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky (Roscosmos), Eugene Tarelkin (Roscosmos) and Kevin Ford (NASA) went to the near-Earth orbit. The docking of the new Russian “Soyuz” with the ISS should happen today, on October, 25th.

For the Russians Novitsky and Tarelkin it’s the first flight into space, while Ford is flying for the second time.

The flight of the new crew at the station is planned to last 148 days. They have to unload four transport ships “Progress” and one European truck ATV-4. The crew of the 33rd expedition is not planned to have spacewalks.

These are Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitsky and Eugene Tarelkin at the spaceship “Soyuz”.

“Soyuz TMA-06M” is being transported by railway to the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spaceship has come to the rocket site.

The fox is guessing what all those people are doing.

“Soyuz TMA-06M” is on the rocket site two days before the launch.

Eugene Tarelkin, Oleg Novitsky and Kevin Ford are planting trees at the cosmodrome a week before the start.

Kevin Ford is examining the spaceship.

Chief epidemiologist of the Cosmonaut Training Center named after Yuri Gagarin and others are waiting for the cosmonauts at the hotel. Traditionally cosmonauts and austronauts leave their signatures on this door.

The cosmonauts are being blessed by the Orthodox priest not long before the start.

The spaceship should be blessed too.

As well as the camera of the photographer…

The cosmonauts are welcoming the people.

The spaceship is being prepared for the launch.

Some seconds remain before the flight.

And it is taking off.

The spaceship is flying away from the cosmodrome.

This is Eugene Tarelkin.

It’s Oleg Novitsky.

And this is Kevin Ford.

We hope they flight will end successfully.

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17 Responses to “The New Crew Is About to Come to the ISS”

  1. JimBeam says:

    Where is Howard Wolowitz?

    • mikesierra67 says:

      In the Wolowitz’s zero-gravity human-waste disposal system?, maybe.

    • Tiger says:

      Wolowitz did not want to kiss the cross of Jesus :)

      • mikesierra67 says:

        Mmmm… Tiger. I don’t be sure.
        I remember one moment in the 14 episode of season 2 (“The Financial Permability”). When Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj visited Kurt, for demand him the money than he owes to Penny, Howard —afraid— made the cross sign himself.
        :D :D :D
        It’s one serial whit a lot of little funny details like this.

  2. bertth says:

    lol… big bang theory fan =D

  3. 70KokuSamurai says:

    If some stranger shoves a painted wooden object up my nose and then lashes me with a wet wand, I’ll show him some sorcery too, like magically making his teeth disappear.

  4. Cedre says:

    The crew has already successfully docked the ISS. ^^

  5. Tovarich Volk says:

    I wonder if Kevin Ford liked Beloe Solntse Pustyni?

  6. Jordan says:

    Maybe they should have had a priest sprinkle some water on Challenger. ;)

    • America says:

      I’m sure that would have made all the difference. (sarcasm)

      • Tiger says:

        maybe sprinkle it on you and you would start to burn :)

        • America says:

          Then again maybe it’s just water like any other. (sarcasm)

          It’s been said that religion is a crutch for weak minded people. I agree. But if it makes you feel any better go ahead and sprinkle a little “holy water” around. It won’t help anything other then your mindset, but it won’t hurt anything either. It’s just water. ;)

  7. jeffrey pigden says:

    Did they EVER get the toilet fixed?

  8. multiray says:

    Crosses will repair our spaceships. What a stupidness…

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