Assemblage of the Russian Soyuz-FG rocket to carry Soyuz TMA-02M manned spacecraft to the International Space Station was completed on Saturday, a RIA Novosti correspondent said.
The mission to the International Space Station is set for June 8. Soyuz TMA-02M will bring new Expedition 28 astronauts to the ISS. The docking is slated for June 10.
Joining Expedition 28 commander Andrey Borisenko and flight engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan aboard the station next week will be flight engineers Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa.
On early Sunday the rocket will be moved to a launch pad at the Baikonur space center.
BAIKONUR SPACE CENTER, June 14 (RIA Novosti)