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The Soyuz TMA-10M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 carrying the Expedition 37 crew to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Expedition 37 launch – The Soyuz TMA-10M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, carrying Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (left, middle) and Russian Flight Engineer Sergei Ryazansky to the ISS. Their Soyuz rocket launched at 2:58 a.m. local time.

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Expedition 37 Russian Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, top, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, bottom, wave farewell from the base of the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Credit: NASA/Carla Coif

This article appeared in the October 2013 issue of RocketSTEM.
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