Photo: Soyuz Launch Pad An Instant After Launch

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Soyuz TMA-01M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (Oct. 7 in the U.S., Oct. 8 in Kazakhstan) carrying Expedition 25 crew members -- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, Soyuz commander; NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, both flight engineers -- to the International Space Station. Their Soyuz TMA-01M rocket launched at 5:10 a.m Kazakhstan time. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi high res (1.1 M) low res (58 K)

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