Sunday, November 13, 2011

Burbank, New Station Crew, To Launch Tonight

U.S. astronaut Dan Burbank is about to become the answer to two space trivia questions.

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Burbank and two Russian cosmonauts -- Anatoly Ivinishin and Anton Shkaplerov -- are scheduled to blast off tonight on a Soyuz rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, setting sail on an expedition to the International Space Station.

Liftoff time is 11:14 p.m. EST. You can watch the launch live here in The Flame Trench. Click the NASA TV box on the right to launch our NASA TV viewer and live coverage beginning at 10:30 p.m. EST.

The trio is slated to dock at the station at 12:37 a.m. EST Wednesday. Live coverage will begin at midnight.

Burbank and his crew will enter the space station at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, met by the current crew: U.S. astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. A live NASA TV broadcast of the hatch-opening and welcome ceremony will begin at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

1 comment:

Mark Lopa said...

No countdown chat?