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Multinational crew blasts off, arrives at space station

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft  carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid  Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil...more

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft  carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid  Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil...more

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Reid Wiseman of the U.S., a member of the International Space Station crew, waves to his daughters from a bus before departure for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Reid Wiseman of the U.S., a member of the International Space Station crew, waves to his daughters from a bus before departure for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Reid Wiseman of the U.S., a member of the International Space Station crew, waves to his daughters from a bus before departure for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members (L-R) Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. pose before going from a hotel for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The International Space Station (ISS) crew members (L-R) Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. pose before going from a hotel for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 28, 2014....more

The International Space Station (ISS) crew members (L-R) Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. pose before going from a hotel for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov 

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov 

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov 
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The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft is set on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft is set on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft is set on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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