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The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft carrying the crew of Shane Kimbrough of the U.S., Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, October 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft carrying the crew of Shane Kimbrough of the U.S., Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Photo Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters 

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome

Photo Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Photo Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters 

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-19M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. The Russian rocket carries British astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-19M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur in Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries British astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra 

Russia's Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Kazakhstan's cosmonaut Aydyn Aimbetov, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Denmark's astronaut Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on September 2, 2015.

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Russia’s Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Kazakhstan’s cosmonaut Aydyn Aimbetov, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Denmark’s astronaut Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on Wednesday

The Soyuz blast off from Baikonur cosmodrome

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The Soyuz TMA-17M rocket blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on Thursday, carrying members of the expedition 44/45 NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko to the International Space Station (ISS).

Russia's built Proton-M rocket carrying Eutelsat 3D telecommunications satellite blasts off from the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome  early on May 15, 2013. The Russian carrier rocket successfully placed on the target orbit the satellite of Eutelsat Communications, the Russian news agencies reported today.

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A Proton-M rocket carrying a Eutelsat 3D telecoms satellite blasts off from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian carrier rocket successfully placed the satellite on the target orbit of Eutelsat Communications, Russian news agencies reported.