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Russian Soyuz spacecraft takes a train to launchpad

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A Russian Soyuz TMA-22 space ship which will carry a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) is transported to the launch pad of the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on Nov. 11. The launch of the new Soyuz mission with U.S. astronaut Dan Burbank, Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14.

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Russian police officers guard the Soyuz TMA-22 rocket during its transportation to the launch pad on Nov. 11.

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The Soyuz TMA-22 rocket is mounted at the launch pad on Nov. 11.

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The Soyuz TMA-22 rocket is installed at the launch pad on Nov. 11.

A new trio of International Space Station residents, Expedition 29 Flight Engineers Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, are set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:14 p.m. ET Sunday aboard the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft, according to NASA.

Five days later Expedition 29 will end when crewmates Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov return home inside the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft.

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