[FPSPACE] First-ever Winter Night Launch Of Soyuz Manned Spaceship
jameseoberg at comcast.net
Fri Dec 18 15:03:57 EST 2009
Never launched a Soyuz, ever before, in December in the dark?
Is that consistent with our data bases?
First-ever Winter Night Launch Of Soyuz Manned Spaceship Planned For Dec 21
Moscow ITAR-TASS in English 1545 GMT 18 Dec 09
BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan), December 18 (Itar-Tass) -- The Soyuz TMA 17 spaceship will take off from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan in the small morning hours of December 21.
"That would be the first launch of a Soyuz spaceship done on a winter night," a representative of the Energia Aerospace Corporation told the media on Friday. "As a rule, Soyuz launches have taken place in spring, summer or fall and in broad daylight."
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