After taking a break to visit and take photos in Baikonur town and at the Yuri Gagarin space museum (see [url=]Gallery[/url]), the mission team is back to work. So far everything is running smoothly. Both the launch vehicle team and the spacecraft team continued their separate operations and test protocols. The spacecraft Xenon loading was completed on the 18th . Oxidizer and fuel loading is planned for this week. The Proton team will be moving the payload fairing to a stand in anticipation of joint operations and mating with the spacecraft. Keep checking back for more updates.

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