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November 18 carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" with manned spacecraft "Soyuz MS-03" with a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) went from Baikonur. Beautiful pictures from the start.

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A few days before the launch of a rocket from the tow assembly and test facility to the launch pad at Baikonur, 14 November 2016. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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rocket transported to launch site usually takes about one and a half hours. Speed ​​of movement by train is about 3-4 km / h. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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We arrived. The next step - the rise of the rocket in a vertical position at the launch pad at Baikonur. (Photo by ASA | Victor Zelentsov):

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Technological farm (tower) provide rigid fixation missiles in an upright position before the start, and at the start of disconnected (rejected) from the rocket, November 14, 2016. (Photo by ASA | Victor Zelentsov):

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Cat's patrol at Baikonur on November 15, 2016. Behind - a museum piece, "Buran". (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev):

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Supermoon and Soyuz spacecraft, Baikonur, 14 November 2016. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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At Baikonur there is a tradition - a rocket lighting. Apparently it is believed that without it will not fly, November 16, 2016. (Photo by NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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Space while away from politics. "MS-03 Alliance" will deliver to the ISS cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky Roscosmos, ESA astronaut Thomas Sand and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. Baikonur, November 16, 2016. (Photo by NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on November 18, 2016. (Photo by NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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The flight to the ISS will be carried out by the so-called "long pattern" - for two days after the launch to test the systems used on ships of the new series. Docking is scheduled on Nov. 20 1.02 MSK automatically. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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Start the ship, shot at slow shutter speeds. Have a good trip! (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):

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