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The Soyuz TMA-21 launches
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201104050003hq (5 April 2011) --- The Soyuz TMA-21 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 5, 2011 (Kazakhstan time) carrying three Expedition 27 crew members on their way to join the rest of the crew already onboard the International Space Station. The three are Russian cosmonaut and Soyuz commander Alexander Samokutyaev, and NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko, both flight engineers. The Soyuz, which has been dubbed "Gagarin", is launching one week shy of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Yuri Gagarin from the same launch pad in Baikonur on April 12, 1961 to become the first human to fly in space. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

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