The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-11M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased
The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-11M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The Russian rocket carries Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and US astronaut Rick Mastracchio. The crew will deliver Olympic torch to space as part of the ongoing Olympic torch relay. The torch will be brought back along with the station's current crew. (Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)