Expedition 52-53 Soyuz Vehicle is Prepared for Launch in Kazakhstan

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Published on 26 Jul 2017, 18:50
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft and its Soyuz booster are transported from the Integration Facility to the launch pad on a railcar July 26 for final preparations before launch July 28 to the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-05 will carry Expedition 52-53 Soyuz Commander Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Randy Bresnik of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) to the orbital complex for a four-and-a-half month mission.