NASA: Preparing for Launch


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Launch pad engineers at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan are dwarfed by the gantry mechanisms at the base of the Soyuz TMA-02M rocket following its rollout to the pad on Sunday, June 5, 2011. The rocket is being prepared for launch June 8 to carry the crew of Expedition 28 to the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)