MILITARY

Russian Spy Chapman Waves Goodbye to Astronauts

  • Oct. 7, 2010: Anna Chapman, left, a Russian national who was deported from the U.S. this summer for alleged spying for Russia, with AP reporter Nataliya Vasilyeva at the farewell ceremony for a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

    Oct. 7, 2010: Anna Chapman, left, a Russian national who was deported from the U.S. this summer for alleged spying for Russia, with AP reporter Nataliya Vasilyeva at the farewell ceremony for a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

  • Anna Chapman, along with 10 others, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. attorney general.

    Anna Chapman, along with 10 others, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the U.S. attorney general.  (AP)

Red-haired Russian spy Anna Chapman has appeared in southern Kazakhstan to wave goodbye to a U.S.-Russian crew that will go into orbit early Friday.

Clad in a scarlet coat, Chapman was seen at a farewell ceremony for U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts in Baikonur, a Russia-leased cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan.

The crew will blast off for the International Space Station for a five-month mission.

Chapman told an Associated Press reporter that she has "just arrived."

Accompanied by a burly man who blocked her from reporters, Chapman hastily walked to a guarded guest house near the launch pad.

Chapman was one of 10 Russian spies deported from the U.S. in July. Her sultry photos gleaned from social-networking sites made her a tabloid sensation.