Boys watch the Russian Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft being set up on the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome shortly before its launch
Boys watch the Russian Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft being set up on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome shortly before its launch May 27, 2009. In Baikonur as elsewhere, the once-pioneering Russian space sector is struggling to live up to its legacy, end an embarrassing series of botched launches, modernise decaying infrastructure and bring in new blood and new ideas. Picture taken May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
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