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JSC2008-E-117643 (28 Aug. 2008) --- American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2008e117643

JSC2008-E-117663 (28 Aug. 2008) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (left), Expedition 19/20 commander, and NASA astronaut Michael Barratt, flight engineer, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2008e117663

JSC2008-E-117658 (28 Aug. 2008) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 22/23 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2008e117658

JSC2008-E-117653 (28 Aug. 2008) --- Astronaut Michael Barratt, Expedition 19/20 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2008e117653

JSC2008-E-117650 (28 Aug. 2008) --- NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2008e117650

JSC2008-E-117656 (28 Aug. 2008) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke (right), Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov (center), flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Fincke, Lonchakov and Garriott are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in a Soyuz spacecraft in October. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2008e117656

JSC2009-E-049923 (February 2009) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams (right), Expedition 21 flight engineer and Expedition 22 commander; cosmonaut Maxim Suraev (center), Expedition 21/22 flight engineer; and NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, Expedition 22/23 flight engineer, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2009e049923

JSC2009-E-049944 (February 2009) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Frank De Winne (right), Expedition 20 flight engineer and Expedition 21 commander; cosmonaut Roman Romanenko (center) and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, both Expedition 20/21 flight engineers, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2009e049944

JSC2009-E-049820 (February 2009) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (center), Expedition 19/20 commander; astronaut Michael Barratt (right), Expedition 19/20 flight engineer; and U.S. spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi join hands as they pose for a portrait in Star City, Russia. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2009e049820

JSC2009-E-049823 (February 2009) --- U.S. spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training with the Expedition 19 crew in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2009e049823

JSC2009-E-049819 (February 2009) --- Astronaut Michael Barratt, Expedition 19/20 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2009e049819

JSC2009-E-049822 (February 2009) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (left), Expedition 19/20 commander; astronaut Michael Barratt (right), Expedition 19/20 flight engineer; and U.S. spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2009e049822

JSC2009-E-049977 (February 2009) --- U.S. spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training with the Expedition 19 crew in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2009e049977

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 26 Flight Engineer Catherine Coleman of NASA undergoes a pressure and leak check of her Russian Sokol launch and entry suit December 4, 2010 prior to a fit check in the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft she, Soyuz Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency will launch in December 16 (Baikonur time) to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e194143

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 26 Flight Engineer Catherine Coleman of NASA suits up in her Russian Sokol launch and entry suit for a fit check in the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft December 4, 2010. Coleman, European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli and Soyuz Commander Dmitry Kondratyev will launch December 16 (Baikonur time) to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e194141

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 27 Flight Engineer Ron Garan of NASA flashes a smile during a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit in the midst of a dress rehearsal of launch activities March 22, 2011. Garan, Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Flight Engineer Andrey Borisenko are scheduled to launch April 5 (April 4, U.S. time) in the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft that has been dubbed “Gagarin” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Yuri Gagarin as the first human in space from the same launch pad that the Expedition 27 will begin its journey from. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2011e027665

JSC2011-E-215053 (15 Aug. 2011) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, Expedition 30 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2011e215053

JSC2011-E-215049 (15 Aug. 2011) --- NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Expedition 30/31 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2011e215049

JSC2011-E-215059 (15 Aug. 2011) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer and Expedition 31 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2011e215059

JSC2012-E-042058 (23 Aug. 2011) --- NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, Expedition 31/32 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e042058

JSC2012-E-042059 (23 Aug. 2011) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (center), Expedition 31 flight engineer and Expedition 32 commander; along with NASA astronaut Joe Acaba (left) and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, both Expedition 31/32 flight engineers, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e042059

4603: At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA lies passively during a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit November 1, 2011 during the first of two “fit checks” of the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft he, Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin and Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov will launch in November 14 from Baikonur to the International Space Station. November 1, 2011 Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2011e204936

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a technician conducts a leak check of the Russian Sokol launch and entry suit of Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA during the first of two “fit checks” of the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft he, Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin and Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov will launch in November 14 from Baikonur to the International Space Station. November 1, 2011 Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2011e204935

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA (left) and Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin share a moment during the checkout of their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits while conducting the first of two “fit checks” of their Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft. Burbank, Ivanishin and Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov will launch November 14 from Baikonur to the International Space Station. November 1, 2011 Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2011e204934

JSC2012-E-096296 (22 Feb. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 32 flight engineer and Expedition 33 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096296

JSC2012-E-096291 (22 Feb. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (right), Expedition 32 flight engineer and Expedition 33 commander; along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (left) and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, both Expedition 32/33 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096291

JSC2012-E-096290 (22 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, Expedition 32/33 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096290

JSC2012-E-096289 (22 Feb. 2012) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Expedition 32/33 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096289

JSC2012-E-096604 (2012) --- NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 32 flight engineer and Expedition 33 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096604

JSC2012-E-042063 (5 March 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Evgeny Tarelkin, Expedition 31 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e042063

JSC2012-E-096294 (7 June 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Expedition 32 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096294

JSC2012-E-096293 (7 June 2012) --- NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Expedition 32 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096293

JSC2012-E-096295 (7 June 2012) --- Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 32 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e096295

JSC2012-E-215390 (9 June 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Expedition 33 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e215390

ISS031-E-134787 (19 June 2012) --- Attired in their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (center), Expedition 31 commander; along with European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers (left) and NASA astronaut Don Pettit, both flight engineers, pose for a photo in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. iss031e134787

ISS031-E-140643 (20 June 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (center), Expedition 31 commander; along with NASA astronaut Don Pettit (left) and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers, both flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, pose for a photo in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. iss031e140643

ISS031-E-140632 (20 June 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (center), Expedition 31 commander; along with NASA astronaut Don Pettit (left) and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers, both flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, conduct a standard suit leak check in the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft in preparation for their return to Earth scheduled for July 1, 2012. iss031e140632

JSC2012-E-238480 (27 Aug. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, all Expedition 34 backup crew members, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e238480

JSC2012-E-238484 (27 Aug. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 34 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e238484

JSC2012-E-215392 (13 Sept. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, Expedition 33 flight engineer and Expedition 34 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e215392

JSC2012-E-215394 (13 Sept. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, Expedition 33/34 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e215394

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 33/34 crew shared a playful moment October 10, 2012 during the first of two so-called “fit check” dress rehearsal sessions, hoisting their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits over their heads as they prepared for launch October 23 in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft to begin a five-month mission on the International Space Station. From left to right are NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e220512

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 33/34 Flight Engineer Kevin Ford of NASA undergoes a pressure and leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit in the Site 254 Integration Facility October 10, 2012 during the first of two “fit check” dress rehearsal sessions. Ford, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin are in the final phase of their training for launch October 23 in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e220507

JSC2012-E-238482 (14 Nov. 2012) --- Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 34 flight engineer and Expedition 35 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e238482

JSC2012-E-238486 (14 Nov. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Expedition 34/35 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e238486

JSC2012-E-238481 (14 Nov. 2012) --- Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield (right), Expedition 34 flight engineer and Expedition 35 commander; along with Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko (center) and NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, both Expedition 34/35 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e238481

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA suits up in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Dec. 7, 2012 during a “fit check” dress rehearsal for launch in the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft. Marshburn, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency will launch Dec. 19 for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e241482

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA strikes a serious pose during leak checks of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Dec. 7, 2012, part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal for launch in the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft. Marshburn, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency will launch Dec. 19 for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e241484

JSC2013-E-026354 (April 2013) --- Expedition 36 backup crew member Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) poses for a portrait in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e026354

JSC2013-E-026355 (April 2013) --- Expedition 36 backup crew member Rick Mastracchio of NASA poses for a portrait in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e026355

JSC2013-E-026356 (April 2013) --- Expedition 36 backup crew member Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) poses for a portrait in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e026356

JSC2013-E-075996 (20 Feb. 2013) --- NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 37/38 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e075996

JSC2013-E-013367 (February 2013) --- Portrait of Expedition 35 backup Flight Engineer Sergei Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, attired in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e013367

JSC2013-E-013369 (February 2013) --- Portrait of Expedition 35 backup crew, attired in their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits. Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) is flanked by backup Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins (left) of NASA and Sergei Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e013369

JSC2013-E-013366 (February 2013) --- Portrait of Expedition 35 backup Flight Engineer Mike Hopkins of NASA, attired in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e013366

JSC2013-E-075997 (20 Feb. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, Expedition 37/38 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e075997

JSC2013-E-013368 (February 2013) --- Portrait of Expedition 35 backup Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Roscosmos, attired in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e013368

JSC2013-E-075998 (20 Feb. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 37 flight engineer and Expedition 38 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e075998

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 35-36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA is all business as he conducts a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit March 17 during a systems dress rehearsal called a “fit check” Cassidy, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin are preparing for launch to the International Space Station from Baikonur on March 29, Kazakh time. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e017254

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 35-36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA conducts a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit March 17 as he runs through a systems dress rehearsal called a “fit check” Cassidy, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin are preparing for launch to the International Space Station from Baikonur on March 29, Kazakh time. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e017253

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 35-36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA has a playful moment with his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit March 17 during a systems dress rehearsal called a “fit check”. Cassidy, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin are preparing for launch to the International Space Station from Baikonur on March 29, Kazakh time. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e017260

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA poses with her Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 17 during a suited dress rehersal “fit check” exercise. Nyberg, Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency will launch May 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to begin a 5 ½ mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e033638

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency poses with his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 17 during a suited dress rehersal “fit check” exercise. Parmitano, Flight Engineer Karen Nybergof NASA and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin will launch May 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to begin a 5 ½ mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e033639

JSC2013-E-075999 (18 June 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov (center), Expedition 37 flight engineer and Expedition 38 commander; along with NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins (left) and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, both Expedition 37/38 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a crew portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e075999

JSC2013-E-076000 (18 June 2013) --- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson (left) along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev, all Expedition 37 backup crew members, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e076000

JSC2013-E-076003 (20 June 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, Expedition 37 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e076003

JSC2013-E-076001 (20 June 2013) --- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, Expedition 37 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e076001

JSC2013-E-076002 (20 June 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 37 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e076002

JSC2013-E-076004 (20 June 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov (center), Expedition 37 flight engineer and Expedition 38 commander; along with NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins (left) and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, both Expedition 37/38 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a crew portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e076004

Clad in their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft Sept. 14 during a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. The three crewmembers are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087829

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA flexes his arms during a pressure check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087827

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA waves during a pressure check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087826

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA hoists his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit into the air Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087832

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA is helped into his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 14 for a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087825

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 38/39 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA conducts a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a fit check dress rehearsal October 28. Mastracchio, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e091205

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 38/39 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA conducts a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a fit check dress rehearsal October 28. Mastracchio, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e091197

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 38/39 Flight Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency conducts a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a fit check dress rehearsal October 28. Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e091206

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 38/39 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin (center) and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA (right) strike a playful pose for pictures with their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits October 28 following a fit check dress rehearsal. The trio will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e091209

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 38/39 Flight Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency conducts a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a fit check dress rehearsal October 28. Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e091198

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 38/39 Flight Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency conducts a leak check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a fit check dress rehearsal October 28. Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e091207

JSC2014-E-021428 (14 Nov. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 39/40 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021428

JSC2014-E-021422 (14 Nov. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, Expedition 39/40 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021422

JSC2014-E-021425 (14 Nov. 2013) --- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, Expedition 39 flight engineer and Expedition 40 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021425

JSC2014-E-021430 (14 Nov. 2013) --- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson (left), Expedition 39 flight engineer and Expedition 40 commander; along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev, both Expedition 39/40 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a crew portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021430

JSC2014-E-021424 (11 Dec. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev, Expedition 39 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021424

JSC2014-E-079954 (11 Dec. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Elena Serova, Expedition 41/42 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e079954

JSC2014-E-021427 (11 Dec. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Elena Serova, Expedition 39 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021427

JSC2014-E-021423 (11 Dec. 2013) --- NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, Expedition 39 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021423

JSC2014-E-021426 (11 Dec. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Elena Serova, Expedition 39 backup crew member, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021426

JSC2014-E-021429 (11 Dec. 2013) --- NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore (left), Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova, all Expedition 39 backup crew members, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a crew portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2014e021429

2014-03-14-12-56-05-2[1] In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 39/40 Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA undergoes a pressure check for his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a “fit check” dress rehearsal March 14 that is part of the crew’s training. Swanson, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station March 26 (Kazakh time) for the start of a six-month mission. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e026280

2014-03-14-12-55-32[1] In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 39/40 Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA undergoes a pressure check for his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a “fit check” dress rehearsal March 14 that is part of the crew’s training. Swanson, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station March 26 (Kazakh time) for the start of a six-month mission. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e026279

2014-03-14-12-58-20[1] In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 39/40 Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA undergoes a pressure check for his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit during a “fit check” dress rehearsal March 14 that is part of the crew’s training. Swanson, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station March 26 (Kazakh time) for the start of a six-month mission. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e026281

15-02-29: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 backup Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency suits up in her Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 16 for a dress rehearsal “fit check” in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft. Cristoforetti, NASA’s Terry Virts and Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) are the backups to Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), who will launch from Baikonur on May 29, Kazakh time, for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e049397

12-35-20: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency poses for a picture as he undergoes leak and pressure checks on his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 16 during a dress rehearsal “fit check”. Gerst, Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA will launch from Baikonur on May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e049386

13-08-14: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA poses for a picture May 16 in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit as he enters the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft during a dress rehearsal “fit check”. Wiseman, Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will launch from Baikonur on May 29, Kazakh time, for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e049392

12-44-53: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA undergoes leak and pressure checks on his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 16 during a dress rehearsal “fit check”. Wiseman, Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency will launch from Baikonur on May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e049390

12-14-07: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA suits up in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 16 for a dress rehearsal “fit check” in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft. Wiseman, Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency will launch from Baikonur on May 29, Kazakh time, for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e049384

12-01-15-4: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency suits up in his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 16 for a dress rehearsal “fit check” in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft. Gerst, Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA will launch from Baikonur on May 29, Kazakh time, for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e049383

12-34-36: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency undergoes leak and pressure checks on his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit May 16 during a dress rehearsal “fit check”. Gerst, Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA will launch from Baikonur on May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2014e049385