Baikonur Day 2- The Rollout

It’s an early start to the day, but there’s a lot to see- the rollout of the Soyuz MS-09 which will take the three astronauts to the International Space Station two days later

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Baikonur ‘Road to The Stars’, Niamh’s story. Day 1

I get poked in the arm, and awake suddenly. The lady seated beside me, points to the air stewardess standing in the aisle, who I can just about make out beneath a mounting pile of blankets she is clearly collecting. ‘Oh, sorry’, I say in a half-sleep, giving away my snuggly blanket. ‘We’re about to land’, she says and smiles.

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