Russia’s Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:31 p.m. EDT May 28 on a second consecutive express crew transfer to the International Space Station, carrying U.S., Russian and European astronauts prepared for a flurry of spacewalks and global resupply missions, as well as an ambitious research agenda. The spacecraft carrying U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano ...


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