Sunday, July 15, 2012

Three Earth Observers Head up to the Space Station

Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi
NASA astronaut Suni Williams, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko flawlessly launched at 9:40 pm CST July 14th aboard the Soyuz TMA-O5M spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan beginning their two-day journey to the International Space Station for a four month mission.

Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov
Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, left, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, center, and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, right, leave the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan for their morning launch at 8:40 am, July 15, 2012 (Kazakhstan time).