First, suit up. This will protect you during the launch.
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Mission Control – all stations approve Go for launch!
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Climb aboard the Soyuz spacecraft, and liftoff!
A thrilling 8 and half minute ride takes you to orbit, accelerating to 17,500 mph
Meanwhile, our friends on the ISS watch from above (video 8-16x faster than real speed).
** Watch carefully and you’ll see the bright dot of the launch as it takes off and rise to orbit.
And there we see it – the International Space Station!