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Expedition 53 Soyuz Blessing (NHQ201709110001)

An Orthodox priest blesses members of the media after having blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Expedition 53 flight engineer Mark Vande Hei of NASA, Soyuz Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, and flight engineer Joe Acaba of NASA will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of September 13 (Kazakh time.) All three will spend approximately five and a half months onboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Taken on September 11, 2017