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Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft
Expedition 36 Soyuz Raised on Launch Pad

201305260023hq (26 May 2013) -- The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is raised into vertical position after arriving at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan by train on May 26, 2013. The launch of the Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station, with Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Karen Nyberg of NASA, is scheduled for May 29, Kazakh time. Yurchikhin, Nyberg and Parmitano will remain aboard the station until mid-November. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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