Bird Leader checking in from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Red Bird has joined crew members Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and Dan Burbank aboard the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft for rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station on Tuesday. The ship is waiting, all systems are go. Are you sure? Control is not convinced, but the computer has the evidence. No need to abort. The countdown starts… 4, 3, 2, 1…we have lift off of the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft!
Red Bird…hello…are you receiving? “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HING IT!”