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Soyuz TMA-03M Rollout

201112190006 (19 Dec. 2011) --- The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is rolled out by train on its way to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Dec. 19, 2011. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of Russia, NASA astronaut and Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency astronaut and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers is scheduled for 7:16 p.m. (Kazakhstan time) on Dec. 21. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

  • Viktor Vinogradov 3y

    Wonderful picture!
  • Mark 3y

    very Nice!
  • Austin Noack 3y

    Omair Haq This being Flickr, and not really a place for political discussion on someones picture, I'll close off with in saying this:
    Science and exploration has always been a essential part of mankind. From every explorer and exploration of a new world brings new life, and of course at the same time can bring new problems (i.e. the "new world" 1492). This can be said about every type new discovery by exploration, including technology. However, simply stopping what progress has taken us thus far, our of fear for losing what we've gained from such expeditions is in a sense an abandonment of the sciences thus brought us to where we are today. The population in the world today is a product of modern science and technology. I honestly I don't think the solution to feeding the population born out of technology and science is the abandonment of such.
  • Poodleboys 3y

    Great photo
  • happyjax 3y

    It is an excellent picture and the guy who photographed it has a job, all of the people working on the space station have jobs...etc. It may not be the most cost effective way of producing jobs but much of those billions went to everything from engineers to cleaners. I have always loved the space program and hope we find a way to continue it:)
  • Gaz Limb 3y

    wow !
  • Omair Haq 3y

    Austin Noack I understand what your saying. Anyways, this is a great shot :)
  • John Davies 3y

    Fabulous Photo!
  • anandamoy chatterji 3y

    An outstanding capture.
  • Cave Johnson 3y

    What a Beauty!
  • J566 1sh2rook 3y

    what a rocket!
  • chesbayview 3y

    Excellent photo!
  • Qazi Ikram Ul haq 3y

    great shot :) lovley ambiance
  • darkchocdoc 3y

    To Uncle Austin, Omair Haq, happyjax and others who are reading comment, I think these exquisitely wonderful pictures are here to let us see what our capital (monetary and intellectual) is doing on the frontiers of human existance. Wouldn't Marco Polo (if he really existed), the Vikings, Christopher Columbus, Lewis & Clark, and even Johnny Appleseed have wanted their exploration shown to the world and to their benefactors in just this marvelous way? If the pictures spawn discussion, then this is good. Whatever the criticism it will be balanced by the ultimate wonders of the exploration. Criticism and compliment are good. We are here (every one of us, no matter what the place) because someone was brave enough, inquisitive enough, creative enough, and smart enough to make the journey.
  • Gary Curtis 3y

    lovely lighting...
  • Andrei Singer 3y

    extraordinary image, a tribute to space exploration.
  • Kombizz Kashani 3y

    I wonder how much the project cost?, and if NASA can pay 0.001 % to charity for the 3rd world countries who still do not have fresh water to drink -
  • carlosbezz 3y

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland
  • Далеко 3y

    Such a beautiful photo! Wish I was there!
  • ~*Ms. Spiller*~ 2y

    Gorgeous , fantastic composition!
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