Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Soyuz TMA-11 in Orbit Nearing the International Space Station
The Russian Soyuz TMA-11 successfully launched this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Wednesday at 9:22 a.m. EDT and entered orbit less than 10 minutes later. Aboard the flight are International Space Station Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and spaceflight participant cosmonaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (the first M'sian into space). The crew is expected to dock with the station Friday.