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(19 Dec. 2012) --- Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, right, receives the traditional blessing from a Russian Orthodox priest at the Cosmonaut Hotel on the morning of their Soyuz launch to the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2012, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket will send Hadfield, Roman Romanenko of Russia and Tom Marshburn of the United States on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

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