(NASA) Flight Engineers Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk of the 20th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:34 a.m. EDT Wednesday to begin a six-month stay in space.
Expedition 20 will mark the start of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station. All five of the international partner agencies – NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) – will be represented on orbit for the first time…. (Read more here)
Nostradamus, Century VI, Quatrain 5
Si grand famine par onde pestifère,
Par pluie longue le long du pôle arctique:
Samarobryn cent lieues de l’hémisphère,
Vivront sans loi exempt de politique
A very great famine caused by a pestilent wave
through long rain the length of the Arctic pole.
In Samarobryn, one hundred leagues from the hemisphere;
they will live without law, exempt from politics.