Picture of the Day: The Soyuz Takes Off

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Often do we hear about Soyuz, but rarely do we see it: This craft is space flight's present. ISS-bound (and now ISS-docked), Expedition 32 held Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide. It launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday.

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