The Soyuz space ship at Baikonur cosmodrome

The Russian Soyuz TMA-19M space ship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) is fixed vertical at the launch pad at sunrise in the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Start of the new Soyuz mission is scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The Russian rocket will carry U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and British astronaut Tim Peake.

The Russian Soyuz TMA-19M space ship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) is fixed vertical at the launch pad at sunrise in the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Start of the new Soyuz mission is scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The Russian rocket will carry U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and British astronaut Tim Peake.

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The space ship will carry new crew to the ISS

The Russian Soyuz TMA-19M space ship that will carry new crew to the ISS is fixed vertical at the launch pad at sunrise in the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Dec. 13, 2015. Start of the new Soyuz mission is scheduled on Dec. 15. The Russian rocket will carry U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and British astronaut Tim Peake.

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