December 2014 Space Lounge

Gods and space

Getting a helping hand – An Orthodox priest performs a blessing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan, ahead of the Soyuz launch that carried Expedition 41 to the International Space Station in September 2014

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