Spacecraft of the new series "Soyuz MS" was launched to the ISS. The launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome a few hours ago. The ship went into orbit and took a course to the ISS. There waiting for them early in the morning on 9 July.
At the Baikonur cosmodrome heard the command "start". The engines are slowly gaining traction , and the rocket "Soyuz" with three astronauts on Board sent to the ISS. Stage of the rocket separated in time. A few hours before the start the crew again checked for leaks flight space suits and checked the "fitting of the ship". According to tradition, saw the movie "White sun of the desert" and went from the hotel to the launch site to the applause of family and the song "Earth through the porthole". For the commander of the crew, Russians Anatoly Ivanishin this flight, the second in his career. 5 years ago he spent on the ISS for six months.
NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubens and Japanese Takuya Onishi went into orbit for the first time. Crew members have completed years of intensive training. To space crew set off on the ship of a new series of MS. A modernized "Soyuz" has not changed in appearance - his form is recognized as the perfect for safety. A new system of engines, the new e-filling. Program telemetry for communication between MCC and the Union now includes the ability to transfer files, voice and television.
All new systems are checked by engineers, not only on Earth, but during the flights of the upgraded trucks "Progress", which twice successfully locked onto the ISS. Testing the "Soyuz MS" will continue during the flight, so the journey into orbit will take 6 hours and 2 days.
At the station, the astronauts will participate in biomedical experiments. Check for yourself the effect of microgravity on intracranial pressure and human vision. Will conduct microbiological studies on the cells of the heart and spinal cord. A space Odyssey the crew of Anatoly Ivanishin will last 4 months.