Successfull launch of Soyouz TMA 13

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montmein69

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<p>A few minutes later the Soyouz rocket blasted off from Baikonour.</p><p>All parameters are nominal.</p><p>&nbsp;The crew is now en route for ISS. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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JonClarke

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>A few minutes later the Soyouz rocket blasted off from Baikonour.All parameters are nominal.&nbsp;The crew is now en route for ISS. <br />Posted by montmein69</DIV></p><p>As is usual for Soyuz,&nbsp;the 100th crewed Soyuz mission departs as scheduled.&nbsp; It is the 123 launch of a Soyuz spacecraft (not counting the Zond circumlunar varient) and the 108th manned Russian mission.</p><p>It was a beautiful day and a beautiful launch.&nbsp; Well done.</p><p>Jon<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>As is usual for Soyuz,&nbsp;the 100th crewed Soyuz mission departs as scheduled.&nbsp; It is the 123 launch of a Soyuz spacecraft (not counting the Zond circumlunar varient) and the 108th manned Russian mission.It was a beautiful day and a beautiful launch.&nbsp; Well done.Jon <br />Posted by jonclarke</DIV></p><p>It will be neat to see Garriott on orbit. I helped launch his Dad on his Skylab flight and his Shuttle flight.<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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thor06

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>It will be neat to see Garriott on orbit. I helped launch his Dad on his Skylab flight and his Shuttle flight. <br /> Posted by shuttle_guy</DIV></p><p>Wow SG!</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; This is indeed a cool mission on so many levels.&nbsp; I can only hope NASA TV will shoot some video of his experiments.&nbsp; If thats the case, I'll record and post it on the WNTV you tube channel.</p><p>Good luck and God speed to Garriott. </p><h1>Soyuz TMA-13 Launch</h1><p>I love Mike Finke, he was one of the first to give us a tour of the early ISS.</p><p>See it here </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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shuttle_guy

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Wow SG!&nbsp;&nbsp; This is indeed a cool mission on so many levels.&nbsp; I can only hope NASA TV will shoot some video of his experiments.&nbsp; If thats the case, I'll record and post it on the WNTV you tube channel.Good luck and God speed to Garriott. Soyuz TMA-13 LaunchI love Mike Finke, he was one of the first to give us a tour of the early ISS.See it here &nbsp; <br />Posted by thor06</DIV></p><p>I will set up my DVR to record the docking and the hatch opening tonight.</p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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docm

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It's not the Soyuz takeoffs that get exciting, it's the reentry <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-tongue-out.gif" border="0" alt="Tongue out" title="Tongue out" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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JonClarke

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>It's not the Soyuz takeoffs that get exciting, it's the reentry <br />Posted by docm</DIV><br /><br />Most are extremely routine.&nbsp; Soyuz has brought its people home safely 89 times in the last 37 years. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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thor06

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<p>&nbsp;&nbsp; I wish I had gotten on this sooner.&nbsp; Little late now I guess.&nbsp; If NASA TV put a simple special together and got the word out.&nbsp; There is a potential for millions of viewers.&nbsp; All those gamers, would love to see their guru in space.&nbsp; It's things like this, where promos for other NASA programs/shows could be included, and gain 10s of 1000s of new NASA TV viewers, NASA fans. </p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Just a thought.... not complaining, only trying to help.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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shuttle_guy

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<p>A post by James Oberg on the Soyuz entry/landing is below (Touch down tomorrow night at 2336 Estern time (GMT minus 4 hours)</p><p>a Quote from Oberg:</p><p class="textBodyBlack">Russian space officials say they solved the problem going forward by making modifications in the spacecraft, starting with the one that was launched this month and will remain attached to the space station until next spring. As for the Soyuz due to come back this week, the Russians say the problem was fixed when an explosive bolt was removed during an emergency spacewalk in July.</p><p class="textBodyBlack">Of course, all this assumes that the problem has been correctly identified. And there's the rub.</p><p class="textBodyBlack">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27287051/</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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JonClarke

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>.Of course, all this assumes that the problem has been correctly identified. And there's the rub.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27287051/ <br />Posted by shuttle_guy</DIV></p><p>We will know tomorrow.<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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Strannik

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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>We will know tomorrow. <br />Posted by jonclarke</DIV><br /><br /><p style="margin-top:0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-right:0cm" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Everything looks good. </font><span style="font-size:10pt;color:black;line-height:115%;font-family:'Arial','sans-serif'"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /></span></p><p style="margin-top:0cm;margin-left:0cm;margin-right:0cm" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;color:black;line-height:115%;font-family:'Arial','sans-serif'"><span style="font-size:10pt;color:black;line-height:115%;font-family:'Arial','sans-serif'">Soyuz TMA landed safely at 07:36 msk.</span></span></p>
 
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trailrider

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Everything looks good. Soyuz TMA landed safely at 07:36 msk. <br />Posted by Strannik</DIV></p><p>Khorasho! (Or however you spell it.) They're down, and appear to be in good shape.&nbsp; Separation of the three modules were apparently nominal, as were chute deployments and landing. So, it appears the fixes to the sep explosive bolts did the job.</p><p>This is IMPORTANT, because, REGARDLESS of whether the Shuttle program is extended past 2010 or until the next century, you have to have the Soyuz "lifeboats" docked to the station, since Shuttle orbiters only have a 2-week staytime, whereas you need a continuous escape capsule capability for continuous habitation.</p><p>Now, if we can just get the next President and the 112th Congress to appropriate enough funding to extend Shuttle and accelerate Constellation, or whatever might replace the boosters!</p><p>Ad LEO! Ad Luna! Ad Ares! Ad Astra!</p>
 
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