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    The Proton-M rocket, carrying the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to Mars, blasts off from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, March 14, 2016

    Lift Off: Watch Joint Russian-European Mission to Mars Blast Off Into Space

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    The first in history Russia-EU mission to Mars takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

    The ExoMars's spacecrafts — the orbital and the landing modules — are to be be put into orbit by Russia's Proton-M space rocket.

    The assembly of Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket has been concluded ahead of a joint Russian-European launch of a Mars orbiter, Roscosmos said Monday.

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