The next Soyuz mission is set to launch early Wednesday

The next Soyuz mission, with two Americans and a Russian on board, will blast off from Kazakhstan early Wednesday and head for the International Space Station.

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In this photo provided by NASA, the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft is rolled out by train to the Kazakhstan launch pad, Sunday, June 13, 2010. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 24 NASA Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock, and Russian Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2010.(

The Russian Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft set to carry a new crew to the international space station is transported from a hangar to the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 13, 2010.

The Soyuz TMA-19 vehicle carrying Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, U.S. astronauts Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock, is scheduled for orbit on June 16, 2010 and docking with the space station two days later.

NASA-TV will begin live coverage of the launch preparations and launch at 4 PM Tuesday and continuing until 6 PM. More from Russia Today, AP. Pictured are the Soyuz TMA-19 prime and back-up crew in Moscow.

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