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A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, carrying a Bion-M satellite, rises at a... News PhotoBaikonur,Carrying,Horizontal,Kazakhstan,Launch Pad,Rocket,Science and Technology,Space Mission,SpaceportPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, carrying a Bion-M satellite, rises at a launch pad in the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome early on April 19, 2013. Bion-M, part of the Russia's space program, is to conduct fundamental and applied research in space biology, physiology and biotechnology while in orbit, RIA-Novosti news agency reported. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)