Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Looks Fantastic as it Prepares Launch

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi flick, this picture shows the Russian Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft as it was moved by train to its launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday.

The spacecraft is scheduled to launch on March 28th Kazakh time (GMT+6). It will be taking NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, and Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, to the International Space Station for a whole year. Check out the full image below. [NASA]

Image by NASA/Bill Ingalls