Fr Sergei blesses Soyuz TMA-02M, before its launch at the cosmodrome in Baikonur (Kyzylordinskaya Oblast) KAZAKHSTAN. Now, the American cosmonuats can rest easy… their “ride” has a divine “seal of approval”. See… you don’t need a rickety busted-down old Shuttle… ride in style with God’s blessings upon you! I wuz wonderin’… are the American guys going to join the Russians in their pre-flight ritual of piddling on the rear tyre of the bus, or, shall a Politically Correct NASA regulation forbid it? Perspirin’ minds wanna know!