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Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft
Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft on Launch Pad

201305280003 (28 May 2013) -- The Soyuz rocket is seen in the background at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan on May 28, 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 2:31a.m., on 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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