The Big Picture: Russia readies Soyuz rockets ahead of ISS mission

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The Big Picture: Russia readies Soyuz rockets ahead of ISS mission

When American astronaut Scott Kelly Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka leave Earth for their 12 month stay on the International Space Station, they'll be riding this Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft. The launch is scheduled for this Friday from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and the team will return March, 2016 aboard the TMA-18M.

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