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Soyuz TMA-02M on the launchpad. View of a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the manned Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft, being prepared for launch. Soyuz TMA-02M transported three members of the Expedition 28 crew to the International Space Station. It was launched on 7th June 2011 and was the 110th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft (first launched 1967) and the second flight of the improved Soyuz-TMA-M series (first launched 7th October 2010). Photographed at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on 6th June 2011.
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