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Soyuz FG Successfully Lifts Off from Baikonur with Soyuz TMA-02M Crew Vehicle

At 00:12 Moscow time, June 8, Russian crew vehicle Soyuz TMA-02M was launched by Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonurs pad 1 (Gagarins Launch Pad).
The vehicle will carry three crew commander Sergey Volkov (Roscosmos), flight engineers Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA), Michael Fossum (NASA) to the International Space Station.
Soyuz TMA-02M is a vehicle of new series, equipped with digital control system. It undergoes the second stage of flight testing.
Soyuz TMA-02M is due to dock to Russian module Rassvet on June 10, at 01.16 MSK.

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