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

Soyuz Rocket Heads to Launch Pad

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.

Guard Walks Along Tracks

NASA/Carla Cioffi

A Russian security guard is seen walking along the train tracks with the Soyuz rocket in the background on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Rocket on a Train

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. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for March 29.

Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out to Launch Pad by Train

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.

Rocket Rolls Out to Launch Pad

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.

Expedition 35 Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out

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.

Soyuz Rocket by Train to Launch Pad

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.

Soyuz Rocket Arrives at Launch Pad

NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz rocket arrives at its launch pad by train on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Rocket Erected into Position at Launch Pad

NASA/Carla Cioffi

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

Expedition 35 Soyuz Rocket Arrives at Launch Pad

NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz rocket arrives at its launch pad by train on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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