APTOPIX Kazakhstan Russia Space Station

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster and Soyuz TMA-13M space ship are shown here on a long exposure image of the launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The cargo? Three astronauts headed to the International Space Station. Russian commander Maksim Suraev, American flight engineer Gregory Wiseman, and European astronaut Alexander Gerst will join Steve Swanson and Russians Oleg Artemyev currently aboard the ISS.