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Expedition 36 Crew Launch
NASA Headquarters Staff Watches Soyuz Launch

201305280006hq (28 May 2013) -- At NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Administrator Charles Bolden (near left) and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver watch a live feed from Baikonur, Kazakhstan of the launch of the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft carrying the Expedition 36 crew to the International Space Station. The Expedition 36 crew of Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:31 a.m. local time on May 29, (4:31 p.m., May 28 EST). The crew will spend five months living and working aboard the orbital outpost. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

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