Soyuz rollout of David Saint-Jacques' mission
2018-12-01 – In preparation for the December 3 launch, the Soyuz spacecraft is rolled out to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome where it is raised into a vertical position.
Tradition forbids the crew from seeing the rocket during this part of the trip. Backup crewmembers, dignitaries and the astronauts' families, however, do witness this important step. (Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
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