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Expedition 36 Crew Blessing (201305280004HQ)

Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, left, Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, receive a traditional blessing from an Orthodox Priest prior to the three crew members departing the Cosmonaut Hotel for suit up and launch onboard a Soyuz to the International Space Station, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Baikonur Kazakhstan. The crew's Soyuz rocket is scheduled to launch at 2:31a.m., Wednesday May 29, Kazakh time. Yurchikhin, Nyberg, and, Parmitano, will remain aboard the station until mid-November. Photo credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Taken on May 28, 2013