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Launch replays



Running Time: 6 min 14 sec
File Size: 220 MB

Check out three different angles of the Russian Soyuz rocket's launch from the historic pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the Expedition 28 crew to the International Space Station.

   CAMERA 1 | CAMERA 2 | CAMERA 3

Expedition 28: Launch!



Running Time: 15 min 48 sec
File Size: 571 MB

The Soyuz rocket carrying Expedition 28 crew members Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.

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Crew goes to launch pad



Running Time: 3 min 56 sec
File Size: 142 MB

The three-person crew departs Baikonur's Site 254 for the bus ride to the rocket launch pad at the cosmodrome to board their Soyuz TMA-02M capsule for blastoff to the International Space Station.

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Pre-launch VIP meeting



Running Time: 3 min 54 sec
File Size: 141 MB

Following the suitup procedure, Expedition 28 crew members Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa see their families and appear before Russian, NASA and Japanese space program officials.

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Suiting up for launch



Running Time: 10 min 35 sec
File Size: 384 MB

Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa undergo checks in their Sokol spacesuits during the final hours of the countdown to launch aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket.

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At crew quarters



Running Time: 4 min 12 sec
File Size: 152 MB

International Space Station Expedition 28 crew members Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa sign the doors and then depart their crew quarters on launch morning.

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NASA leadership interviews



Running Time: 13 min 54 sec
File Size: 508 MB

Chief NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, space operations boss Bill Bill Gerstenmaier and International Space Station program manager Mike Suffredini give their thoughts as the Soyuz rocket gets ready to launch Expedition 28.

   WHITSON | GERSTENMAIER | SUFFREDINI

Going vertical on the pad



Running Time: 10 min 25 sec
File Size: 378 MB

The Soyuz rocket is erected onto its Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad and the two gantry swing arms move into position to enclose the vehicle for pre-flight preparations.

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Rocket rolled to pad



Running Time: 14 min 28 sec
File Size: 526 MB

The Expedition 28 crew's Soyuz rocket is transported horizontally by railcar from its assembly building to the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome for blastoff.

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Touring around Baikonur



Running Time: 9 min 20 sec
File Size: 338 MB

The crew visits its Soyuz rocket in the assembly hangar before rollout and the tours the Baikonur Cosmodrome museum.

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Getting ready for spaceflight



Running Time: 16 min 16 sec
File Size: 586 MB

This video shows some the activities that Expedition 28 crew members have done in final training and leisure time at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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Checking out the capsule



Running Time: 18 min 41 sec
File Size: 676 MB

The three-man crew climbs inside the Soyuz TMA-02M capsule for fit checks in both casual attire and the pressurized ascent and entry spacesuits.

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Crew arrives at launch site



Running Time: 2 min 58 sec
File Size: 109 MB

NASA's Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonuat Sergei Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa arrive at the Baikonur Cosmodrome to begin final pre-launch preps.

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Crew leaves Star City



Running Time: 11 min 14 sec
File Size: 411 MB

Celebrations mark the Expedition 28 crew's departure from the Star City training base for the voyage to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site.

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