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Photo-201311070018hq
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Traditional blessing
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201311070018hq (7 Nov. 2013) --- Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos receives the traditional blessing from a Russian Orthodox priest at the Cosmonaut Hotel prior to his launch on the Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station with Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, Nov. 7, 2013, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Tyurin, Wakata and Mastracchio will launch in their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft to the International Space Station to begin a six-month mission. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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