Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh, crew of Soyuz T-13, wave goodbye at launch. It was the first Soyuz to dock to an inert station; Salyut 7 had been left empty for eight months because of a problem with the solar arrays. (1985)
The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is rolled out by train on its way to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency astronaut and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers is scheduled for 8:16 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 21.