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Soyuz Rocket Launches 'Express' Trip to Space Station (Photos)

Soyuz Rocket Engines Firing

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Engines of the Soyuz rocket carrying the Expedition 35 crew members to the International Space Station fire on the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2013 (ET). [Full Story]

NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy: Space-Bound

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NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy gives a thumbs-up sign to a camera just after a Soyuz rocket carrying him and Russian cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2013. Note the bear toy hanging in the capsule that will be used to indicate weightlessness. [Full Story]

Expedition 35 Crew Launches to International Space Station

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View inside the Soyuz crew capsule containing the three Expedition 35 crew members, NASA Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, Russian Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Russian Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, as they prepare to fly to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, March 28, 2013 (ET). Note the bear toy hanging in the capsule that will be used to indicate weightlessness. [Full Story]

Expedition 35 Soyuz Rollout

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The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of Building 112 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome to make its way to the launch pad, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 29 and will send Expedition 35 Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, and Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Alexander Misurkin of Russia on a five and a half-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 35 Crew Waves from Stairs

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Expedition 35 Russian Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, top, NASA Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, and Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, bottom, wave farewell from the base of the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Friday, March 29, 2013. Their Soyuz TMA-08M rocket launched at 2:43 a.m. local time. [Full Story]

Expedition 35 Soyuz Rocket Exits Compound

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The Soyuz rocket is seen leaving the compound at Building 112 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome to make its way to the launch pad, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Kazakhstan.

Russia Security Forces Walk to Soyuz Launch Pad

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Russia security forces and their dog walk along the train track to the Soyuz launch pad, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Rocket Rollout Railroad Crossing Sign

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A railroad crossing sign is seen in front of the train tracks on which the Soyuz rocket is rolled out to its launch pad, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Russian Security Guards Rocket Rollout

NASA/Carla Cioffi

A Russian security guard is seen as the Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad by train on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Rocket Rollout

NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad by train on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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