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Photo-201104020015hq
International Space Station Imagery
Soyuz TMA-21
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201104020015hq (2 April 2011) --- The Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft is lifted into position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, April 2, 2011. The Soyuz, which has been dubbed "Gagarin", is launching on April 5, 2011 (Kazakhstan time) -- 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. The first stage of the Soyuz booster is emblazoned with the name "Gagarin" and the likeness of the first person to fly in space. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

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