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Soyuz Blasts Off to Rock and Country Tunes

The Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft blasts off from its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Image: The Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft carrying the ISS crew of U.S. astronaut Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Skvortsov and Artemyev blasts off from its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome
The Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft, carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, blasts off from its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome on March 26, 2014. MAXIM SHEMETOV / Reuters

The Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft, carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, blasts off from its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome on March 26, 2014, with rock and country tunes piped in by ground control. Read more from Space.com.