Ready for Launch
A Russian Soyuz rocket rumbles toward the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for tonight's launch to the International Space Station. The Expedition 11 crew -- Sergei Krikalev and John Phillips -- will spend six months in space and greet the first Shuttle crew to fly in more than two years when it arrives at the Station. European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori will spend eight days on the Station and return with Expedition 10 astronauts Leroy Chiao and Salizhan Sharipov.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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