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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-17-2012 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-07M: mission viewing, questions, comments
This thread is intended for comments and questions about the Soyuz TMA-07M mission and the updates published under the topic: Soyuz TMA-07M mission to the space station.

TMA-07M will launch three crew members for the Expedition 34 crew on board the International Space Station: Roscosmos cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield, and NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn.

TMA-07M will be the 116th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft since its first flight in 1967.

irish guy
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posted 12-19-2012 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got to meet Col Hadfield at the STS-135 launch where he freely mingled with everyone.

Lasv3
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posted 12-20-2012 03:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Watching the photos from the launch I noticed two things I did not see before:

Astronauts had a kind of overall put on the regular Sokol suit when walking out of the crew readiness building and stepping the launch pad elevator and they did not carry the usual portable air-condition units.

Does anybody know any details/explanations?

I might have missed these changes with earlier launches but I do not think so...

KSCartist
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posted 12-20-2012 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noticed that as well. They were a garment to keep the crew warm from the cold. Maybe they didn't need the portable a/c units.

Remember last year when the Expedition 29 crew launched, they wore a blue tarp like wrap. These were much more fashionable.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-20-2012 06:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday was the first use of these thermal oversuits, which fit over the Sokol and was produced by the same company as the pressure suit, NPP Zvezda. It was frigid (arctic) cold at Baikonur, and so the crew was able to forgo the cooling units as well.

Lasv3
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posted 12-20-2012 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the explanation!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-20-2012 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which leads to the questions: What's the coldest temp that a Soyuz can be launched? What was the coldest temp that one has been launched?

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posted 12-20-2012 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think TMA-03M qualifies!

hoorenz
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posted 12-22-2012 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very nice amateur video of the launch as seen from Karaganda.

Jay Chladek
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posted 05-13-2013 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like the crew has had a safe touchdown at 9:31 PM central time.

LM-12
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posted 05-16-2013 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why is JSC PAO so slow to post any TMA-07M landing photos? The crew landed three days ago.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-16-2013 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Landing imagery is generally posted to NASA Headquarters' Flickr account first. Soyuz TMA-07M landing photos are here.

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posted 05-16-2013 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that faster link, Robert.

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