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A Soyuz-U rocket carrying a Progress M-18M cargo spacecraft (archive)Alexander Misurkin, Pavel Vinogradov and Christopher Cassidy (L-R, archive)
12:29 22/04/2013
Tags: International Space Station, Baikonur space center, Progress M-19M, Soyuz-U, NASA, Roscosmos, Chris Hadfield, Christopher Cassidy, Thomas Marshburn, Alexander Misurkin, Roman Romanenko, Pavel Vinogradov, Kazakhstan, Russia, Moscow

MOSCOW, April 22 (RIA Novosti) – A Soyuz-U rocket carrying a Progress M-19M cargo spacecraft was brought to the launch site of the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Monday and installed on the launch pad, Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said.

The launch of the Soyuz-U carrier rocket and Progress M-19M space freighter is scheduled for 2:12 p.m. Moscow time (10:12 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday.

The Progress space freighter will deliver over 2.5 tons of cargo to the International Space Station, including payloads for the crew’s work, fuel for the space station, food supplies, water and oxygen for cosmonauts and astronauts.

The space station's crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov, Roman Romanenko and Alexander Misurkin, NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Christopher Cassidy, and also Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

 

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12:29 22/04/2013 A Soyuz-U rocket carrying a Progress M-19M cargo spacecraft was brought to the launch site of the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Monday and installed on the launch pad, Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said.>>

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