Soyuz Rocket Blast off to International Space Station

Soyuz Rocket Blast off to International Space Station

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Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft and a crew of U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev aboard, blasts off from a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, early on March 26, 2014.