The Taxi Service Soyuz Part 2

by nasaaave

The Taxi Service Soyuz seats to the ISS.

Update or Part 2 Blog posted: http://wp.me/p4D0Vn-r

This update has the view from the Russian side. Since the US taxpayer is paying millions of dollars we should be watching with transparency.

The US respects all religions but if you read our press, many people and groups object to minor displays of religion. This begs the question; if they American public saw what their taxpayer money was going for how would they respond?

Of late the issues with Ukraine have brought more emphasis on Space within Russia. Its standard Soviet doctrine. Only difference is that the US taxpayer is footing the bill for it and nothing is “generic”

On May 28, 23 hours 57 minutes Moscow time from the launch pad complex 1 (“Gagarin’s Start”) Baikonur Cosmodrome launchers calculations of rocket-space industry Russia conducted a successful launch (ILV) “Soyuz-FG” intended for injection into orbit manned transport spacecraft (WPK) “Soyuz TMA-13M.” After 528 seconds of flight TPK “Soyuz TMA-13M” (Maxim Suraev (Roscosmos), Reid Wiseman (NASA) and Alexander Gerst (ESA) cleanly separated from the rocket’s third stage- carrier orbiting artificial satellite.Docking TPK “Soyuz TMA-13M” from the International Space Station took place at 05.47 MSK on May 29. Source: Press Service of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Video: Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center www.gctc .

As I stated in the first blog post the Russian launch service has many traditions.

Many times the Priests bless the crew, backup crew, Soyuz etc.

 TMA-13M002

TMA-13M003

TMA-13M004

So since the Obama Administration officially canceled the Shuttle, this Soyuz taxi service has been our transport to the ISS. It will continue until at least 2018 or Russia says no.

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