Russian “Soyuz”, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, delivered to the International Space Station crew of a woman astronaut. For the first time in many years on board the orbital station was Russian woman.

Launch rocket “Soyuz-FG” with “Soyuz TMA-14M” was successfully produced from the site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) on September 26 at 00:25 Moscow time. The device is separated from the rocket and entered the preset orbit. After six hours of flight he made automatic docking with the ISS, despite a problem with one of the solar panels, the newspaper writes RT citing a Russian Space Agency. Newcomers met located on the space station crew of astronauts.

The ship’s crew was accompanied by Olympic teddy bunny with indicator functions of weightlessness. For the first time in 20 years in a research program on board the orbital station participates Russian woman cosmonaut. Arrived at the ISS together with Russian Alexander Samokutyaevym and American Barry Wilmore the fair sex Elena Serova will stay at the station 170 days. During this time, the crew will perform some 50 scientific experiments.

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38-year-old Elena Serova became the fourth woman in space in the history of the USSR and Russia. Before it flew into space Valentina Tereshkova (1963), Svetlana Savitskaya (in 1982 and 1984) and Elena Kondakova (in 1994 and 1997).

In space already visited 58 women, of whom 45 – American. Among women astronauts two Japanese women, Chinese women and Canadians, as well as one representative from France, Britain and Korea.

Serov in the world waiting for her husband, astronaut Mark Serov, and 12-year-old daughter, Elena. With his family first Russian woman to the ISS will communicate on IP-telephony and e-mail.


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