Published on Mar 26, 2013
The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft and its booster were moved to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a railcar March 26 for final preparations before launch to the International Space Station on March 29, Kazakhstan time. The Soyuz TMA-08M will carry Expedition 35/36 Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, NASA Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy and Russian Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin to the orbital outpost. The trio will spend five and a half months on the laboratory, joining station Commander Chris Hadfield of Canadian Space Agency, Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA and Russian Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko, who have been in orbit since late December. The footage also includes interviews with Bob Behnken, NASA Chief Astronaut, and Mike Fossum, Associate Director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center.