July 2019 Expedition 60 Crew Launch to the International Space StationFeb 27, 2020
twenty-eight and 20 seconds a.m. Central Time 9 28 and 20 seconds p.m. in Baikonur, you are watching the
launchsite live 1 Yuri Gagarin's
launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where human
spaceflight began more than 58 years ago, a team of launch controllers are monitoring all systems on board of the Soyuz rocket, which is filled with fuel and ready for launch, no problems have been traced throughout the day that began with the loading of fuel and oxidizer into the Soyuz booster at around 6:20 a.m. m. Central Time, 4:28 p.m. m. at Baikonur, the fueling of the Soyuz booster was completed about two hours later along with flight control teams from around the world supporting the International Space Station program here at Mission Control Houston a team is monitoring the
crewand Space Station systems preparing to support the increase in
crewsize later today from 3 to 6 with the addition of NASA astronaut Drew Morgan European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut and commander Soyuz Alexander Skvortsov This trio was about to begin a planned six-hour flight in four orbits to the International Space Station with scheduled docking at 17:51. central time 651 p.m.
ET, its Soyuz ms 13
spacecraft will dock later today to the aft port of the Zvezda service module joining the Soyuz ms 12 spacecraft that is attached to the Rassvet module in the Russian segment land port morgan parmitano and sports auth Will Join current
stationresidents aboard NASA astronauts Christina Cooke and Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut and
stationcommander Alexey Ovchinin who arrived at the station aboard Soyuz MS 12 on March 15 here in Houston the Mission Control team will be monitoring today's launch and receiving in-flight updates from their Russian counterparts, flight director Mary Lawrence is on the console for today's launch along with Capcom or the ship's communicator space European space agency astronaut andre US Mogensen, who will speak directly to the station crew throughout the day during the Soyuz has gone up into orbit telemetry tracking will be a downlink to ground stations throughout the flight path and will be routed to the Russian Mission Control Center in the city of Curly, outside Moscow, you are seeing a view of that control room from a balcony camera and throughout the day we will answer your questions on the social networks.
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If you have questions about the Soyuz launch that you'd like answered during our broadcast, send them to Twitter using the hashtag ask NASA. I am ready to copy all the parameters. Sawyer's leadership is only one with this historically significant day so much on our minds that it is not lost on the crew members themselves who are set to launch shortly from now recently during pre-launch activities at the Red Square in Moscow NASA Drew Morgan who is a Colonel in the United States Army, took a moment to reflect on the significance of the launch to the International Space Station on this day, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing at the base for peace of mind, I think it is a great honor for both my crew and the Soyuz crew, as well as the entire Expedition 60 crew to join and launch as an
internationalcrew to the International Space Station, it's just a beautiful way To commemorate that and for us here in the same year that NASA has set out to carry out this bold plan to return to the surface of the Moon by 2024 as part of the Artemis program, it is just a tremendous honor for us to participate in this way. and carry the torch forward in space exploration and continue to a place to inspire current and future generations and for Luca Parmitano, Lieutenant Colonel in the Italian Air Force, the Apollo program represented an unfulfilled dream and the moon has a destiny special to visit with a live view of the Soyuz booster on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome the countdown is at t-minus 51 minutes and Counting before liftoff scheduled again for 11 28 and 20 seconds a.m. central time nine twenty-eight and 20 seconds p.m. at Baikonur all pre-launch preparations as we mentioned above have been going to the letter everything is proceeding as planned in about 10 minutes retraction of gantry arms will be completed to expose Soyuz booster for last 45 more minutes or less from the cow down the crew boarded the destroyers less than an hour ago moored inside for their journey to orbit they performed leak checks the Soyuz spacecraft hatch is closed as we mentioned above Luca Parmitano from the Space Agency Europea, who is a lieutenant colonel in the Italian Air Force at pre-launch activities in Moscow's Red Square a few weeks ago before the crew left for Baikonur also offered his views on the importance of launching on this 50th anniversary day. of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.
I think my generation was affected. by the Apollo program even though we didn't see it happen. I was born about six years after the last landing, but it was such a momentous event that changed humanity forever that it created what I would call a collective memory growing up. I saw it in toys or reports on television documentaries. Could. I would hear my parents talk about it and actually for the first 10 or 12 years of my life I was convinced that we were still going to go to the moon. I wasn't aware of the fact that we had stopped going to the moon long before I was born, so I got the feeling that going to the moon and being an astronaut was possible even though I was born in Sicily, which is that the periphery of Europe far from everything related to the aerospace industry.
I think it affected me in more ways than I can describe because it gave me that sense of possibility which is what I would like to communicate when I talk to students and young children that things are possible it was Luca parmitano who was the number one board engineer sitting on the Soyuz ms-13 left seat you see this view of the launch site a yuri gagarin launch pad where human spaceflight began 58 years ago over 58 years ago with its launch on april 12, 1961 again just beginning retraction from the gantry arms the service structures that have surrounded the Soyuz spacecraft in its booster since it rolled to the launch pad on Thursday launch again is just 47 and a half minutes from now at 11:28 and 20 seconds central time 12 28 and 20 seconds in the afternoon.
ET here at Mission Control, several charts were prepared especially in advance of this 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Shown in this head-up display are some of the insignia of the partner agencies of the International Space Station program. The Apollo 11 logo Apollo 11 50th anniversary in the words We came in peace for all mankind The words on the plaque on the eagle's foot of the Lunar Module that landed at Tranquility Base 50 years ago today and less than a year ago today time the legendary flight director at the console In the Apollo mission operations control room, one floor above us, Gene Kranz visited flight director Mary Lawrence and spacecraft communicator ondrea's mogensen in this 50th anniversary of the eagle landing at tranquility base accompanied by chief flight director holly ridings this truly a moment in history Kranz wearing his traditional white vest is his callsign it was a return white flight during the day visiting with Mary Lawrence whose callsign is infinite flight on this 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing which occurred at 3:18 p.m.
Central time 4:18 p.m. ET near the crater moves into the Tranquility Base on the Moon's surface to rewrite human history and now a good view once again from our cameras on the launch pad at site one at the Cosmodrome of Baikonur in Kazakhstan as the gantry arms retract to expose the Soyuz booster, FG booster and Soyuz ms-13 spacecraft and here is a view inside ms-13 of the bottom of your screen as the soyuz commander , Alexander Skvortsov of Ros Cosmos, to your left at the top of the screen, is a European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano just out of view to the right of the scores is NASA astronaut Drew Morgan hanging above the escorts is a zero-gravity indicator a squirting toy duck has been used as a mascot to indicate movement during powered flight and the absence of gravity once the Soyuz separates from the third stage of its booster in flight. preliminary orbit for the chase to reach the International Space Station the same mascot the sport saw fly on his previous two Soyuz flights is about to embark on his third flight into space parmitano his second drawing Morgan making his first flight into space today us we are approaching the 44 minute mark until launch again the countdown continues smoothly on a sweltering summer night at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan about to begin a mission to increase crew size from three to six aboard International Space Station as Expedition 60 crew members Christina Cooked Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin the current station commander await the arrival of three new crewmates later today the day's activities in Baikonur begin several hours ago the crew woke up at approximately 228 Central Time 12:20 8 p.m. local time and Baikonur some nine hours before launch, crew members participated in final pre-launch activities beginning in the crew quarters and a time-honoured tradition before departing for the launch pad, the three members of the crew observed the ritual of autographing the doors of the rooms they occupied in the Cosmonaut hotel in the city of Baikonur, the crew received a traditional blessing from a Russian Orthodox priest God is a guide for you to see and then with traditional music around the 528 B.C.
At 4:00 p.m. Central Time, the crew departed from the Cosmonaut Hotel and boarded a bus for their 40-minute ride to the integration and clothing facilities in building 254 inside the Baikonur Cosmodrome again a blisteringly hot day over-the-century temperatures mark Baikonur a large crowd of family members and supporters present to view the crew's bid said goodbye as they boarded their bus for the 40-minute ride to the cosmodrome and SUDEP facilities at site 254, okay guys bye , good luck, we are with you and the crew bus has left for the sudo facility, now they are looking inside the site. 250 several hours ago, as the crew began their gearing procedures, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov donned inside his Sokol, a launch and entry suit, joined in that activity by Luca Parmitano and sketched Morgan, you'll see at one point while the suits were pressurized. to make sure they didn't leak while family members watched through a protective glass panel while quarantining in the suit about three and a half hours before launch, this is a video that was recorded just a few hours ago in Baikonur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan Alexander's corks off and Luca Parmitano will be aboard the International Space Station until February 6 next year Drew Morgan will stay aboard the International Space Station until April 1 next year and will return home with alex for coschka and jessica mir from nasa launching september 25 you can see a view there of some of the vip family members and supporters in the suit facility again separated by that protective glass panel to keep Morgan medical quarantine set to start the first flight for him, this will be the second flight into space for Luca Parmitano and the third for Alexander Skvortsov.
We'll talk more about these three crew members in a moment. in what is essentially a replica of the seat he is now strapped into aboard the Soyuz ms-13 spacecraft while leak checks were carried out to ensure his suit is airtight and ready to withstand the countdown to the flight from 8 minutes 45 seconds to orbit the path is moving according to runway launch schedule less than thirty-six and a half minutes from now and you see Luca parmitano settling in for his entry and launch suit pressurization check sokol and there is a drawing of Morgan as he walked towards the glass to have a chat with his family last chance to talk to them before heading to the launch path the skies as you can see the crew in high spirits as they had this opportunity to share yourThoughts on their suit The final hours before liftoff and their suits carry -free and ready to support the launch, the crew then exchanged final thoughts with senior managers from Russia, Russian NASA and the European Space Agency, one last chance to receive expressions of good luck and good luck before leaving for the launch pad, everything is fine that way, it's a great point to have a successful flight I wish they knew everything is going according to plan.
I'm glad to see them happy. Concentrate. Goal-oriented phases. We seriously trust. They are well adjusted. from the 254 site integration building to the Russian managers to state one last time they were ready for launch before boarding their bus, this was around 8:30 am. on the platform just before 9 a.m. m. Central time, the decree of the Soyuz transport vehicle is ready for lunch. pad the crew you will see in a moment headed up a few stairs and waved goodbye to well-wishers entering the elevator for the ride to the top of the soyuz rocket to board their capsule in which they have now been aboard for the last two hours Who among them s12 made it to bed from lunch?
We were to take pictures and the elevator carrying the crew headed to the 160 foot level where the crew boarded the Soyuz vehicle? Of course they are strapped down and ready to launch. Now back with a live view. of the Soyuz at the launch pad and Baikonur, the gantry arms had retracted, we are now coming up at the t-minus 28 minute mark before a launch takeoff again scheduled for 11 28 20 seconds a. m. Central time 9 28 and 20 seconds p. m. At Baikonur 50 years ago, on this day, the world stood still and held its collective breath as NASA rewrote the history books, of course, by landing humans on the moon.
That achievement came less than a decade after a call to action from President Kennedy. Join us now as we take a look at how those words and the efforts that followed inspired and continue to inspire generations of space explorers and it's one of the great adventures of all time: I climb the highest mountain why 35 years ago the world flew Atlantic why rice play texas we chose to go to the moon we chose to go to the moon we chose to go to an armed program
expedition12 commander bill mcrathur with regards to your expedition 11 counterpart for your work for the ingenuity dedication and entrepreneurial spirit reflected in this room and across the american space enterprise since the end of apollo 11 we forged incredible advances in our technology have allowed us to go farther into space more safely than ever before let me be clear the first woman and next man on the moon will be american astronauts once again a live view just after sunset of the Soyuz ms-13 extremely warm night at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Central Asian desert today's launch marks the first flight into space for NASA attracted Morgan The second to Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and the third to Roscosmos cosmonaut and Soyuz MS-13 commander Alexander Skvortsov, with that in mind and a look at the crew, let's take a moment to learn more about Drew Morgan. , the next NASA astronaut to fly into space.
I think I often describe myself. as a soldier, a doctor, and an astronaut, the search for those happens in that order one of the earliest memories I have is of always wanting to be in the military of wanting to be a soldier a whole history of military service in our family my two grandparents my father was an Air Force officer and I also remember my parents telling me a story about my great-uncle Clank Perry McClintock who was a paratrooper in World War II, he was in the 101st Airborne Division and he jumped into Normandy on D-Day and then I jumped to Operation Market Garden in Holland and that was the first time I heard about the concept of a paratrooper or what it meant to be an airborne soldier, so when I later made up my mind and graduated high school and went to West Point.
I knew he was very interested in this concept of being an airborne soldier at West Point. They had a team of paratroopers called the Black Knights. Yeah, I made the skydiving team and that became one of the core activities of my remaining three and a half years at West Point, aside from academics after school, we jumped most days of the week, but then we were also a demo team so we jumped in football games too, while a cadet I took a basic airborne military course which taught military static lines, specifically parachuting. Aspect of that if I go back to when I was a cadet, my teammates that I was drafted with became my best friends in the world and continue to be to this day and that camaraderie that we had and that dependency that we had on each other making sure we were skilled in the plane skilled in the air our lives depended on each other to do safety checks on each other that kind of camaraderie is something i feel now in the astronaut corps with my fellow astronauts i think of too how 20 years ago, I was developing those skills at a young age and didn't even know it.
I'm Andrew Morgan and I'm a soldier, doctor and astronaut. I was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, to a military family. York Texas Great Britain and Delaware during his childhood graduated from high school in Delaware earned a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point and later earned a medical doctorate from the University of the Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is an emergency physician in the US Army with a specialization in primary care sports medicine. He has qualifications as a military flight surgeon and as a special operations diving medical officer.
His military career includes service and elite special operations units in Washington. and in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa, Morgan, along with current station residents Nick Hague and Christina Cook, were selected to become astronauts as part of NASA's 21st class of astronauts, known by the nickname the balls. eight. Together they participated in a highly specialized two-year training program. Completing that training in July 2015, Morgan Haig and the cook along with Luca Parmitano are part of what will be the Space Station spacewalk teams for the next several months; In fact, if all goes to plan, Morgan will join Nick Haig next month to install the next
internationaldocking adapter to the Harmony module during a spacewalk and is scheduled to join Parmitano for a complex series of spacewalks to later this year to repair and refurbish the Alpha magnetic spectrometer that was delivered to the station in 2011 in addition to being an accomplished soldier, medic, and soon-to-be space traveler, there is much more to come for the astronaut,” Morgan drew as we approach the final minutes of the launch countdown let's take another look at this unique individual what's your favorite movie Band of Brothers your favorite food anything spicy favorite color olive green are you a morning person or night nurse definitely a morning person i'm not showing that off very ok no but yes i am my person what is your favorite ice cream flavor mint chocolate chip is there something you have in your fridge all the time time milk what accomplishment are you most proud of my kids who makes you laugh the most my wife what is the most memorable moment of your career graduating from ranger school and getting promoted to a major in the same thing if you could have a super power just what would it be time travel what is your favorite pizza item very very much cheese your favorite animal parma dillo favorite dance steps air guitar who inspires you my dad what would you like to be remembered for being a good husband his father what advice would you give your younger self be a good team player what would be a good song musical for your life live it well by Switchfoot you could spend a day on mars what would you do there for fun take pictures what is the life goal you plan to achieve this year come home safely from space born and paternal Italy European Space Agency astronaut Luca parmitano is a lieutenant colonel in the Italian Air Force after completing a degree in political science at the University of Naples Federico - in 1999 he graduated from the Italian Air Force Academy in 2000 the following year he completed basic flight training with the US Air Force involved in European NATO joint jet pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas continued their training by completing courses in Germany in 2002 in Italy in 2003 in Belgium in 2005 and then Completing a master's degree in experimental flight test engineering in July 2009 Parmitano flew the AMX aircraft with the 32nd Wing of Group Thirteen at Amendola Italy from 2001 to 2007 earning all aircraft qualifications during that time in 2007 he was selected by the Air Force Italian to become a test pilot has logged more than 2000 hours of flight time his qualifications are more than twenty types of military aircraft and helicopters and his flow over 40 types of aircraft selected as an ISA astronaut in 2009 parmitano was assigned as an engineer flight to the Italian Space Agency first long-duration mission to the International Space Station flying in 2013 aboard soyuz tma onine m to the station as a member of the crew of expedition 36/37 participated in a couple of spacewalks recording a total combined seven hours and 39 minutes out the station will take over command of the International Space Station from current commander alexey ovchinin in october becoming the third european astronaut the first italian to do so he is the number one onboard engineer for the launch of today the left of Soyuz commander roscosmos cosmonaut alexander skvortsov who returns to space for the third time today a retired Russian Air Force colonel Skvortsov was born in the shulk of a Moscow region in Russia after graduating from high school and after the school of pilots and navigators of the Air Force Stavrou Pohl as a pilot engineer then graduated from the military red flag Zhukov Air Defense Academy in 1997 as a navigator and operational tactical fighter Defense Aviator served as a pilot a senior pilot and a flight commander airman enlisted in the nucleus of astronauts and cosmonauts at the Gagarin cosmonaut training center in 1997 becoming a member of the cosmonaut class 12 and becoming a test cosmonaut in November 1999 qualified as a cosmonaut instructor is qualified as a diver and instructor of powered paraglider having made over 500 jumps in 2010 graduated from the Russian Academy of Public Administration with a law degree is a veteran of two long-duration space flights both to the International Space Station in 2010 was the commander of Soyuz TMA 18 a expedition 23 flight engineer on station expedition 24 commander of his second spaceflight took place in 2014 again assuming the role of commander of the Soyuz TMA 12M and working aboard the space station as flight engineer 39/40 during his mission made two spacewalks accumulating a total of 12 hours and 33 minutes outside the station as mentioned above, today he serves as commander of Soyuz ms-13 and will be a flight engineer during expeditions 60 and 61 while we celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 Today, as we mentioned several times earlier in this broadcast and inspired by the Apollo missions, Drew Morgan outlined the meaning and symbolism of his Cruise Expedition 60 Crew Patch during a recent Crew 60 Patch press conference there are elements of that hatch commemorating the Apollo 11 moon landing that the Apollo 11 patch is familiar with has some resemblance instead of the moon in the foreground we have the earth in the foreground and the moon in the background and the constellation El during the fifties years and then the Eagle constellation and just like the Eagle on the Apollo 11 patch so you know the designers of the patch and the team came together and I really thought it was a great idea and very similar to the Apollo 11 patch, per Of course, there are no names represented in this patch, which was also an important element for us to really embody that feeling that this was an achievement of the world and not just one country and we're back with our live coverage of the release of Morgan Parmitano and props outside and of course on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the soyuz ms-13 stands on the illuminated launch pad with take off scheduled just below 14 minutes from now the soyuz rocket is 162 feet tall , weighs 680,000 pounds and consists of the Soyuz ms-13 inside a protective cover on top and the three-stage Soyuz FG booster below the Soyuz spacecraft that will carry our trio of crew members to orbit today. they attached to their propellant and the threeMain stages came together on Wednesday, just 24 hours later, on Thursday, the Soyuz rocket began its journey to the launch pad at just 7am. m.
Baikonur time, in keeping with the tradition of arriving less than two hours later, where it was raised to its upright position for final pre-launch preparations, the Soyuz is now, of course, ready for launch with all three of its members. of the crew aboard the Soyuz spacecraft sitting high above the three stages of the Soyuz propellant which uses kerosene and liquid. oxygen as propellant at engine firing Soyuz engines will reach flight speed launch pad support arms will retract and rocket booster will be on its way first stage engines and liquid fuel propellants will burn for approximately one minute 58 seconds as Soyuz arcs northeast from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a trajectory designed to reach the International Space Station six hours later, just before first stage separation, the launch escape tower of The vehicles will be scrapped, followed seconds later by the scrapping of all four strapped first stage boosters around half a minute later the clamshell fairing around the upper booster stage will detach exposing the Soyuz ms-13 for the first time as the Soyuz continues its trek uphill the second stage of the Soyuz rocket will burn until the four minute and 57 second mark when the third stage will ignite a technique called hot stage which precedes the separation of the second stage the third stage will continue to fire for up to eight minutes and 45 seconds after launch when it will also shut down leading to the separation of the Soyuz spacecraft which will be followed in a matter of seconds by the deployment of the soyuz MS 13 solar arrays and navigation antennas at this point the soyuz in its crew of three men will be in their preliminary orbit for this pursuit to reach and dock the International Space Station and that the Soyuz spacecraft is scheduled to dock to the aft portion of the space station's Zvezda service module later today for orbit after from launch scheduled for 551 p.m. central time 651 p.m.
Eastern time, there are only eleven minutes left for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, a large group of Russian and European representatives of NASA are at the Cosmodrome a short distance from the launch pad and with them the public affairs officer of NASA Dan Huot who was there to provide an update on activities there dan hi Rob coming from very sweltering Kazakhstan where temperatures over the weeks the activities have been in the triple digits but have not diminished the excitement of seeing this launch a little friends and family of our crew members along with senior program officials including NASA International Space Station Program Manager Kirk Shireman where Cosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin and Director ISA General Yawn Verner, everyone is in place to support the launch of this international crew that takes flight 50 years on the day after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin put humanity's first footprints on the moon Morgan notes on Parmitan we won't have paucity of activities once they arrive with their expedition scheduled to be jam-packed with more than 260 scientific investigations, a steady stream of visiting spacecraft, and more than a dozen spacewalks, including some of the most ambitious forays into the vacuum of space ever Conceived, we'll see Morgan and Parmitano work to extend the life of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is a massive particle physics experiment that seeks to unlock the secrets behind the origin of our universe for now, though I'll send it right back to you Rob and Mission Control Houston as we count down to liftoff here at Baikonur with a live view of the soyuz on the launch pad the countdown approaches the t-minus nine minute mark inside the crew cabin the crew is doing the Final preparations for launch A good view of Drew Morgan, his face partially obscured by the zero-gravity mascot that is pummeling in a playful manner in the lower right corner of the screen as Soyuz commander Alexander Skvortsov just a few minutes ago, as the crew completed the final leak check of the suit, the test of the descent module in which the three crew members are strapped is now complete.
The spacecraft's gyros are ready for flight and the flight recorders have now been activated just eight and a half minutes from launch. Pre-launch operations are almost complete at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Controllers at the Baikonur Blockhouse, reporting everything ready for liftoff at the time of launch. the International Space Station will fly 254 miles over southern Russia, between Kazakhstan and Mongolia, some 646 miles ahead of Soyuz as it rolls off the launch pad. The Soyuz will launch into a narrow corridor of just 34.2 degrees, basically the moment when the Earth's rotation brings the Baikonur Cosmodrome into the plane of the station's orbit much like driving a car up a ramp.
Highway access to speed up the Soyuz is a four-orbit, six-hour journey to reach the International Space Station later today. We are now at the seven and a half minute mark before launch. At this point in the countdown, the Soyuz first and second stage engines have been declared ready for launch. Telemetry is being received from the rocket indicating that all primary and backup systems are configured to support. liftoff in a view from the other camera inside the descent module jets at the bottom of the screen at the top of the screen European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano is ready to begin his second flight into space here at Mission Control in Houston Flight Director Mary Lorenz has removed all her flight controllers The International Space Station is ready to accept the arrival of the three crew members later today Lawrence at the console accompanied by European Space Agency astronaut and communicator from spacecraft ondrea's Mogensen the broadcast you're watching on NASA TV is also being connected to the crew aboard the International Space Station now at the t-mark six and a half minutes before launch all this is just a word we feel good that report through an interpreter of the words of Alexander Skvortsov saying that the crew feels good they are ready for launch by the way a launch key has now been inserted into the launch bunker.
This is a real key that switches the launch sequence to its automatic mode and is listening to part of the music that is broadcast from the blockhouse at Baikonur to relax the crew in the last few minutes before takeoff. This is a traditional activity that takes place at the 5 minute mark before launch. The blockhouse at Baikonur reports that the range is clear. The Soyuz rocket is ready to begin its journey uphill at t-minus five minutes. and the onboard counting systems are now being switched to onboard control the cockpit displays have been activated and the crew have closed their helmets putting them into the suit oxygen - - 4 minutes 28 seconds as we speak the International Space Station now flies directly over the Baikonur Cosmodrome fuel lines and other elements of the rocket engines are now being purged with nitrogen to protect them from fire by removing fuel and oxidizing vapors within four minutes before launch all progressing on track next major activity will be draining of excess propellant to make sure the Soyuz propellant is at the proper weight for takeoff less than three and a half minutes before launch the other all good ahead brown 2-3 minutes and counting just a few seconds before the propellants pressurize the fuel tanks for flight this will optimize fuel flow and help add structural support to the rocket as it sits on the launch pad which initiated propellant tank pressurization arriving at the t-minus two minute mark on the 50th anniversary of mankind's first steps on the moon t-minus two minutes and counting soon in the determination of ground propellant feed at the 1 minute mark, the vehicle will be positioned at internal power t-minus 90 seconds, the first of the two ground umbilicals will retract from the vehicle side at approximately the t-minus 35 second mark that will initiate the start of the automatic sequence t-minus 50 seconds you go to ground from internal energy the first of the two umbilicals now retracts t-minus 30 seconds the second umbilical now retracts initiating the start of the automatic sequence we have main engine ignition motors and turbo pumps to fly speed five four three two one and takeoff fifty years after one small step for man the Soyuz rocket and its multinational crew make a giant leap from the launch pad bound for the International Space Station strong first stage performance Soyuz delivers nine hundred thirty thousand pounds of thrust from its four boosters and a single engine, the night sky is creating a halo-like effect as Soyuz arcs northeast, away from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in search of the International Space Station.
The vehicle is nominal and stable. Copy good reports from the blockhouse at Baikonur punching a hole through the clouds above good engine performance reported your feet turn are nominal one minute 10 seconds into the flight alexander skvortsov reports crew feeling good now going through the period of maximum dynamic pressure leaving trail Soyuz traveling nearly 3,000 miles per hour 15 miles altitude 10 miles down from Baikonur Cosmodrome one minute 45 seconds after launch all structural parameters reported to be in excellent shape a good view of the interior of the MS 13 Alexander glows at the bottom of the screen on top of his Watch the parmitano screen as we await first stage separation.
The separation of the first stage confirmed the stable echo. The Soyuz now travels at 4,500 miles per hour. 29 miles altitude. 29 miles down from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. to be in great shape second stage performance nominally reported launch deck has now been scrapped and we are now seeing a view from a camera on the second stage of the Soyuz rocket we will no longer see in cockpit views that external camera activated by Alexander Skvortsov from a button on his control panel but a great view looking down the Soyuz booster again this view from a second stage camera on the Soyuz rocket three minutes 15 seconds into the flight all going normally 120 seconds into the second stage the engines are running nominal and everything is nominal on board with you involved 220 seconds the flight is nominal copy everything is nominal on board four minutes of flight almost halfway through powered flight while the Soyuz ms-13 in his trio of crew members continue their uphill flight and the beginning of a six-hour journey to the International Space Station a spectacular view from a second stage camera in the Soyuz booster the Soyuz traveling at 8,500 miles per hour 91 miles altitude 248 miles down from Baikonur Cosmodrome all nominal on board 2nd stage separation confirmed and you see 2nd stage aft skirt separating 2nd stage separation is complete continue to receive Soyuz booster downlink video on the five minute and 15 second mark in the flight three and a half minutes of powered flight remain the Soyuz is firing up in singular capacity from its third stage engine all parameters reporting excellently three hundred and thirty seconds into the third stage engines they are running nominally the soyou is now traveling at over ten thousand miles per hour 111 miles altitude 417 miles down from the Baikonur cosmodrome and down the road at the time of the third stage closed an orbital insertion the ISS will be flying over the coast eastern Russia near the Sea of Japan nearly 2,500 statute miles ahead of Soyuz as it begins its pursuit to reach station and Ernest six minutes 20 seconds into flight two and a half minutes of powered flight remaining 190 seconds launch vehicle parameters they are nominal copy Oh, everything is nominal on board the cruiser feeling good all parameters are nominal as you can hear Alexander Skvortsov continues to provide progress reports to the launch control center in Baikonur at the time of the closure of the third stage in the control of separation of the Soyuz spacecraft its flight to the International Space Station will revert to the flight control equipment of the Russian Mission Control Center in Korea outside Moscow 7 minutes and 15 seconds of flight the Soyuz traveling thirteen thousandtwo hundred miles per hour 124 miles altitude 715 miles down from Baikonur Cosmodrome vehicle copy stable everything is nominal here still getting good reports from the pillbox at Baikonur good structural parameters third stage engine still burning as advertised custom we are approaching the 8 minute mark into the flight the third stage engines are running nominal everything is nominal on board we are doing fine 490 seconds the vehicle is stable fine everything is nominal here we are fine at eight and a half minutes flight, about 15 seconds after the shutdown of the third stage in the separation of the spacecraft.
Patrol is a nominal copy. We are shipping by coal and everything is nominal on board and we have third stage shutdown and separation. His confirmation. Congratulations. at nominal orbital insertion Mission Control Moscow is here slava is here congratulations again copy everyone thank you very much and you can see the Soyuz solar arrays starting to deploy as planned clear loud and clear too and we have confirmation of a perfect sun. array deploying a vanilla antennae have also deployed a textbook launch for Soyuz ms-13 three new space explorers en route to the International Space Station 50 years to the day Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon okay we're on page 35 and go through all those steps and we're waiting for the flight engineer's readings for page 36 Moscow this is what it was - and I'm ready to copy the first reading yes we're s are pressure seven nine eight pressure is eight one three storming the pressure is 844 appeal so they are there forever and in their we will have to go through the royal pen it is already complete copy i am disabling Kaddu's pressurization copy it should be quite clear that we act in three do you want me to give you forms three Sara yes we are ready seventeen decimal one eighteen seventeen nineteen two six six twenty two decimal zero 21 one decimal 722 three to seven twenty three three to nine twenty four seventeen decimal three twenty five seventeen decimal seven twenty six two six six the strut is eight seven is eight seven eight copy all ' i am of course a test is underway copy each other did you send the command from the entrance - yes i sent it this is Mission Control Houston you are looking at a view from the balcony camera overlooking the cavernous flight control room of the Center From Russian Mission Control by car, outside Moscow lured Morgan Luca Parmitano and Alexander in shorts on their way to reach the International Space Station after a flawless launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. promptly at 11:28 and 20 seconds a.m.
Central Time 12 28 and 20 seconds a.m. Eastern Time 9 28 and 20 seconds p.m. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, approximately one hour after sunset, the Soyuz MS-13 lifted off perfectly arced to the northeast and began its 8 minute 45 second journey to its preliminary orbit. The Soyuz is now on track to arrive at the International Space Station later today. all their systems in great shape and Alexander steps off the Soyuz commander reporting that his crewmates Drew Morgan and Luca Parmitano and himself are in great shape so with that let's take a look at what's on the horizon for the upcoming NASA television schedule.
Related Soyuz at 3 p.m. Central time 4:00 p.m. ET we will have a video archive a post-launch video archive that will include all of today's launch activities and post-launch interviews being conducted at the Baikonur Cosmodrome our appointment of docking and docking coverage of these Soyuz to Zvezda port F The service module will start at 5:00 p.m. Central time 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time which will lead to a docking at 5:51 actually 551 p.m. central time 651 p.m. ET, there will be our coverage of the hatch opening and welcoming ceremony which will be followed by congratulatory calls from family and friends in Baikonur.
Our hatch opening coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. Central time, hatch opening is scheduled for 7:50 p.m. tonight. m. thank you very much, thank you, we hope that everything will work out, we are sure of that, good luck, good luck, thank you, you have just heard congratulatory words transmitted by radio to the courts of Alexander and his crewmates on board the Soyuz from the director Chief Flight Officer at Russian Mission Control. Vladimir Solovyov center notes reporting that the crew is in excellent shape the Soyuz is underway with a series of pre-scheduled burns over the next few hours on a fast track to orbit rendezvous to reach the International Space Station well which will conclude our launch coverage, A perfect launch on this 50th anniversary of the human moon landing as Soyuz MS-13 lured Morgan Luca Parmitano and Alexander Skvortsov into its preliminary orbit en route to a docking with the International Space Station later today.
I'll be back on the air with you at 5:00 p.m. m. Central time 6:00 p.m. ET with our rendezvous and docking coverage meanwhile from all of us here at NASA on this historic day in the history of human spaceflight we wish you all the best this Saturday here at Mission Control Houston
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