Up at 5:30 AM today to see the horizontal rollout of the Soyuz by train to the
launch site and then to the raising of the rocket from horizontal to vertical
launch position. Then growing cells in the morning and then start filling
operations on the hardware preparation this afternoon. It is now 9 PM, we have
lab operations until about 2 PM- same thing happens tomorrow before turnover of
the experiment to Kaiser Italia for the leak test.
Got out of the lab at 11:30 PM, back to hotel #1 at midnight and into bed by
I have a big day tomorrow. I will attend the State Board in Baikonur where the
official approvals are given for flight of Soyuz and the Cosmonauts.