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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 file photo the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-07M space ship blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian Space Agency says it will send a spacecraft to the moon in 2015 from a new launch pad in the country s Far East. Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, the moon-bound spacecraft would be launched from Russia s new Vostochny cosmodrome. President Putin has vowed to invest $1 billion in building this launch pad in the Amur Region not far from the Chinese border.

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 file photo the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-07M space ship blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian Space Agency says it will send a spacecraft to the moon in 2015 from a new launch pad in the country s Far East. Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, the moon-bound spacecraft would be launched from Russia s new Vostochny cosmodrome. President Putin has vowed to invest $1 billion in building this launch pad in the Amur Region not far from the Chinese border.