Kazakhstan Russia Space Station

December 17, 2012 - 9:33 AM
In this photo provided by NASA, the Soyuz rocket is erected into position after being rolled out to the launch pad by train at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The Soyuz spacecraft atop a towering rocket was placed into launch position Monday at Russia's manned-space facility in the freezing, windswept steppes of Kazakhstan ahead of a five-month mission for three astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo /NASA, Carla Cioffi)