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Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft prepares to take off

2009-09-29 02:48:29 GMT2009-09-29 10:48:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome Sept. 28, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft is lifted on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome September 28, 2009. Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte, U.S. astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev are due to blast off to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome on board the Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 30, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft is set on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome Sept. 28, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome Sept. 28, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome Sept. 28, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte, U.S. astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev are due to blast off to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome on board the Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 30, 2009.

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