March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

Some photos from the launch that took place on March 26. Two Russian and one American were on board. Six hours before launch, the crew leaves the hotel. Space suits are checked for leaks. These and the other images from the launch and preparation are clickable for bigger pics:

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

This is the launch pad where in 1957 the first satellite “SPUTNIK” had been launched. Also, Yuri Gagarin’s ship was launched from this pad.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

Six hours before the launch, the crew leaves the hotel.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

The flight commander, Skvotsov.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

Space suits are checked for leaks.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

“Two cappuccinos, sugar free please”.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

“Meet you in six months!”

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

This time, a SOYUZ-FG rocket was used.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

Command to start.. ignition.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

Start!

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

The temperature beneath the rocket is around 4000 Celcius.

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

In 117 seconds from launch, 43.5 tons of fuel has been burned

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch

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1 thought on “March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch”

  1. Politicians would be to learn from astronauts / cosmonauts, they make common cause and are out of policy. Can the nation would agree living on the moon they\Mars?

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