With the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft safely installed inside, the upper stage of its Soyuz booster rocket is rotated to the vertical position in the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 16, 2012. The Soyuz is being prepared for launch scheduled for Oct. 23 to the International Space Station with Expedition 33 NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin for a five-month mission on the orbital laboratory.
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