Blessing the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft of the next expedition to the International Space Station (ISS)

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft of the next expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) at the launch pad of the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, on October 22, 2012. The launch of the crew, including US astronaut Kevin Ford, Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, is scheduled for tomorrow. Source: AFP/East News.

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.