Photos: Final Soyuz U Rocket rolls out to Baikonur Launch Pad

Russia’s final Soyuz U rocket rolled out to Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the early hours of February 20, 2017 in preparation for liftoff with the Progress MS-05 cargo mission to the International Space Station. This is expected to be the final Soyuz U to fly, rounding out a career of over four decades as the antiquated launcher makes way for the upgraded Soyuz 2 variant.

All Photos: Roscosmos / RSC Energia