Gagarin takes off

The Russian Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, named after the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Ronald Garan and Russian cosmonauts Alexandr Samokutyaev and Andrey Borisenko, leaves a trail across sky on this long exposure picture, as it blasts off at the Baikonur cosmodrome April 5, 2011. AP Photo / Dmitry Lovetsky.

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