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Puerto Rican Blasts into Space
NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba accompanied Russian spacemen as they made their way to a four-and-half-month journey to the International Space station. 
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The Soyuz-FG rocket with a Soyuz TMA-04M spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Russian rocket is carrying U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba, and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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Members of the next expedition to the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba, left, and Russian cosmonauts Genady Padalka, center, and Sergey Revin, right, gesture before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz TMA space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The three are the next crew scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrom on a Russian made Souyz TMA-04M space craft on May 15. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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In a photo provided by NASA the Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)
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In a photo provided by NasaThe Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with a Soyuz TMA-04M spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Russian rocket is carrying U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba along with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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A photo provided by NASA shows the Soyuz rocket is viewed in the monitor of a video camera moments before Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Pedalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin arrive to board the rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Soyuz spacecraft with Padalka, Revin, and Acaba is en route to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with a Soyuz TMA-04M spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Russian rocket is carrying U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba along with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with a Soyuz TMA-04M spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Russian rocket is carrying U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba, along with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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The Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-04M space ship, which will carry a new crew to the International Space Station, sits before its launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool)
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Members of the next expedition to the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba, left, and Russian cosmonauts Genady Padalka, center, and Sergey Revin, right, stand together before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz TMA space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The three are the next crew scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrom on a Russian made Souyz TMA-04M space craft on May 15. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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Members of the next expedition to the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba, right, and Russian cosmonauts Genady Padalka, left, and Sergey Revin, center, get in to a mock-up of a Soyuz TMA space craft for their final preflight practical examination at Russian Space Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The three are the next crew scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrom on a Russian made Souyz TMA-04M space craft on May 15. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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Puerto Rican Blasts into Space

NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba accompanied Russian spacemen as they made their way to a four-and-half-month journey to the International Space station. 

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