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01101001
2008-Oct-12, 04:01 AM
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-18/thum/iss018-s-001b.jpg (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-18/html/iss018-s-001b.html)

NASA: Expedition 18 (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition18/index.html)
Wikipedia: Expedition 18 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expedition_18)

CBS News Space Place (http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/current.html)


Expedition 18 commander Mike Fincke, flight engineer Yuri Lonchakov and Richard Garriott, a space tourist, are scheduled for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:01 a.m. EDT on Oct. 12 aboard the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft. Garriott, the son of former Skylab and shuttle astronaut Owen Garriott, will be the first second-generation American to fly in space.

Fincke and Lonchakov will replace Expedition 17 commander Sergey Volkov and flight engineer Oleg Kononenko, who were launched to the station April 8 aboard the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft. Volkov, Kononenko and Garriott are scheduled to undock from the station around 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 23 for a landing in Kazakhstan three hours later, at 11:46 p.m. EDT.

The two previous Soyuz entries ran into problems that triggered steep, off-course landings. Russian engineers believe the electrical environment around the station caused arcing that, in turn, affected specific pryo bolts used to separate the Soyuz crew module just before atmospheric entry.

NASA TV (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html) coverage starts about 1 hour before launch.

NASA TV (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html) (or NASA TV Yahoo! source (http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/nasa/index.html) or high-resolution (http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163))
NASA TV Media Channel (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html?param=media)

Launch target:
2008, October 12, 00:01 PDT, Sunday
2008, October 12, 03:01 EDT, Sunday
2008, October 12, 07:01 UTC, Sunday

3 hours to launch

01101001
2008-Oct-12, 06:48 AM
NASA TV (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html) (or NASA TV Yahoo! source (http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/nasa/index.html) or high-resolution (http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163))
NASA TV Media Channel (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html?param=media)

Launch target:
2008, October 12, 00:01 PDT, Sunday
2008, October 12, 03:01 EDT, Sunday
2008, October 12, 07:01 UTC, Sunday

14 minutes to launch

01101001
2008-Oct-12, 07:01 AM
1 minute to lauch

01101001
2008-Oct-12, 07:02 AM
Liftoff

01101001
2008-Oct-12, 07:05 AM
Second stage nominal

01101001
2008-Oct-12, 07:07 AM
Third stage ignition

All good

01101001
2008-Oct-12, 07:11 AM
Third stage cutoff

9 minutes in

Orbit achieved

Nominal

manmeetvirdi
2008-Oct-12, 07:28 AM
Wow A good Launch
Happy Journey to three of them !! Enjoy.

Good launch sequence pics over here:
http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=6964

Found some mind blowing pics of Bakianour and Soyuz over here
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/the_baikonur_cosmodrome.html

Question: Iam watching the LIVE launch in NASA TV web version. Can I store this LIVE video streams ?? Is there any software (Windows XP based) to help me to achieve this. Is it legal;-) ??

JonClarke
2008-Oct-12, 07:47 AM
Well done everyone!

This is the 123rd Soyuz flight (not counting the Zond circumlunar variant), 100 of them crewed at some stage in their mission.

Jon

Warren Platts
2008-Oct-12, 01:17 PM
Let's hope this one lands the way it's supposed too!

Doodler
2008-Oct-12, 01:24 PM
Let's hope this one lands the way it's supposed too!

Any landing you can limp away from...

bunker9603
2008-Oct-12, 02:13 PM
Wow A good Launch
Happy Journey to three of them !! Enjoy.

Good launch sequence pics over here:
http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=6964

Found some mind blowing pics of Bakianour and Soyuz over here
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/the_baikonur_cosmodrome.html

Question: Iam watching the LIVE launch in NASA TV web version. Can I store this LIVE video streams ?? Is there any software (Windows XP based) to help me to achieve this. Is it legal;-) ??

I love picture 18 and 19!

01101001
2008-Oct-12, 04:22 PM
NASA Expedition 18 Photo Gallery (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-18/ndxpage1.html)

Not a good place to watch the launch.
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-18/thum/jsc2008e122485.jpg (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-18/ndxpage16.html)

Lots of crew pictures there. The hardware is toward the end.

Watch out for crossing rockets.
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-18/thum/jsc2008e122479.jpg (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-18/ndxpage15.html)

KaiYeves
2008-Oct-12, 05:22 PM
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree with the Garriotts, I see.