The ISS sent a “Union” with another expedition
Moscow. June 6. INTERFAX.RU — Another expedition went to the International space station on Board a Russian spacecraft “Soyuz” with “Gagarin’s start” Baikonur.
As the correspondent of “Interfax”, the carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with transport manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” was launched from pad number 1, from where its first flight departed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
The crew of the ship commanded by cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Sergey Prokopiev. In addition to his on Board are NASA astronaut Augen the Serine-Chancellor and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.
It is expected that the ship will dock to the ISS on the traditional pattern in two days. This is due to the ballistic terms. “The scheme for removing the ship in orbit has its own characteristics. Every month to start offer very little suitable ballistic “Windows”. It so happened that we at the station have to be in early June. Find a suitable “window” only two-day scheme”, — told reporters Prokopiev.
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During his stay on the ISS, the expedition members will carry out a series of experiments and even play a friendly football match.
The ball we will have a licensed FIFA. We will take him and pump at the station. Of course you should not expect that the match will be real — the station equipment is very expensive. However, the game we will spend to maintain championship.Sergei Protophenomenal
Prokopiev suggested to hold the match on the ISS at the final stage of the championship. “I think that this match will have to produce on the final day,” said the Russian cosmonaut.
In turn, NASA astronaut Siren Augen-Chancellor reported that focus on a series of medical experiments. “Spend a lot of time on them. As a doctor I find it very interesting. For example, it is planned to find out how the human body will respond to prolonged lack of gravity in space.
“We’re bringing the results of our experiments on the Ground. Invest in the future, which allows us to fly in the future,” she told reporters.