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Expedition 34/35 Soyuz Rocket Prepared For Launch

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - DECEMBER 17: In this handout image provided by NASA, The Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad by train at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 17, 2012 on Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for December 19 and will send Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station. (Photo by Carla Cioffi/NASA via Getty Images)

Soyuz TMA-07M prepares for launch

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be Flight Engineer 1 of the Soyuz TMA-07M, planned for launch on December 19. This will be Hadfield's third spaceflight. You can read our one-on-one interview with Chris Hadfield here.