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Hartford, Connecticut (vicinity). Boris Sergey Komorosky. He was a Russian sea captain, a graduate of the Czar's naval academy, an officer in the British Navy, a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy during the World War, first master of a Standard Oil Company tanker. He is now retired from the sea, and makes a living as a farmer. He is a FSA (Farm Security Administration) client

Hartford, Connecticut (vicinity). Boris Sergey Komoroski. He was a Russian sea captain, a graduate of the Czar's navel academy, an officer in the British navy, a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy during the World War, first master of a Standard Oil Company tanker. He is now retired from the sea, and makes a living as a farmer. He is a FSA (Farm Security Administration) client

Hartford, Connecticut (vicinity). Boris Sergey Komorosky. He was a Russian sea captain, a graduate of the Czar's naval academy, an officer in the British Navy, a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy during the World War, first master of a Standard Oil Company tanker. He is now retired from the sea, and makes a living as a farmer. He is a FSA (Farm Security Administration) client

A bow view of the Soviet research ship "SERGEY VAVILOV" anchored near the Pacific entrance to the canal

A starboard view of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) as it approaches Pier 18 at Balboa. The Soviet research ship "Sergey Vavilov" is visible just off the NEW JERSEY's port bow

A starboard bow view of the Soviet research ship SERGEY VAVILOV anchored near the Pacific entrance to the canal

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Korolev class civilian space associated ship AKADEMIK SERGEY KOROLEV underway

ADM William J. Crowe Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, poses for a photograph with Marshal Sergey F. Akhromeyev, First Deputy Minister of Defense and CHIEF of the Soviet Union. Akhromeyev and his delegation are visiting Ellsworth as part of a to

1LT Jill Nagel, officer in charge of the Team Training Branch, speaks with Marshal Sergey F. Akhromeyev, First Deputy Minister of Defense and CHIEF of the General STAFF of the Soviet Union, and ADM William J. Crowe Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta

Soviet COL. GEN. V.E. Pankin answers questions for the media as Marshal Sergey F. Akhromeyev, First Deputy Minister of Defense and CHIEF of the Soviet Union, extreme right, stands by. Akhromeyev and his delegation are visiting Ellsworth as part of a tour

Marshal Sergey F. Akhromeyev, First Deputy Minister of Defense and CHIEF of the Soviet Union sits in the cockpit of a B-1B aircraft. Akhromeyev and his delegation are visiting Ellsworth as part of a tour of various U.S. military installations

A starboard bow view of the Soviet space communication ship AKADEMIK SERGEY KOROLEV underway

A starboard view of the Soviet space event support ship AKADEMIK SERGEY KOROLEV

A port view of the Soviet space event support ship AKADEMIK SERGEY KOROLEV

Captain Second Rank Sergey Tegentsev, left, commanding officer of the Soviet guided missile destroyer ADMIRAL VINOGRADOV, stands on the pier in front of his ship with CPT Richard D. West, commanding officer of the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG-16). The VINOGRADOV and two other ships of the Soviet Pacific Fleet are in San Diego for a five-day goodwill visit

After his advancement ceremony, Quartermaster 2nd Class Brady G. Annas stands between Captain Second Rank Sergey Tegentsev, left, commanding officer of the Soviet guided missile destroyer ADMIRAL VINOGRADOV, and CPT Richard D. West, commanding officer of the guided missile cruiser USS LEAHY (CG-16). The VINOGRADOV and two other ships of the Soviet Pacific Fleet are in San Diego for a five-day goodwill visit

An aerial starboard side view of the Russian Maritime Border Guard Neon Antonov class cargo ship Sergey Sudetsky (090) underway

Aerial port beam view of Soviet Lebedev class research ship SERGEY VAVILOV

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (left), participate in a press conference at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, on Jun. 8, 2001.(DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (left), Russian Ministry of Defense, and The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, prepare for a media availability in the main corridor of NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium, on Jun. 8, 2001. (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (left), Russian Ministry of Defense, and The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, walk from their bilateral meeting to a media availability in the main corridor of NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium, on Jun. 8, 2001. (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (left), Russian Minister of Defense, greets The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense (right), at the Ministry of Defense Headquarters building in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 13, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense (left), walks with Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (center), Russian Minister of Defense, and Alexander"Sandy"Vershbow (right), U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, at Moscow's Information Telegraph Agency of Russia, on Aug. 13, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense (left), speaks with Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (right), Russian Minister of Defense, during a visit to Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 13, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense (right), poses with Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (left), Russian Minister of Defense, at the Ministry of Defense Headquarters building in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 13, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, escorts Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Ivanov (right) through an honor cordon outside the Pentagon, Washington D.C., on Mar. 12, 2002. (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Ivanov (right), meets with The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense (foreground) at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., on Mar. 12, 2002. Also participating in the talks is Russian Ambassador to the United States Yuriy Ushakov (center). (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, shakes hands with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Ivanov (right) at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., on Mar. 12, 2002.(DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, holds a joint press conference with Sergey Ivanov, Russian Minister of Defense, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002. The two met privately and with senior advisors in the last two days to discuss a broad range of security issues. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (at podium), U.S. Secretary of Defense, holds a joint press conference with Sergey Ivanov, Russian Minister of Defense, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002. The two met privately and with senior advisors in the last two days to discuss a broad range of security issues. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (4th from right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, holds bilateral talks with the Secretary of Defense Russian Minister of Defense, Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (4th left), at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2002. The United States delegation udes Mrs. Mira Ricardel (right), Deputy Assistance Secretary for Eurasis, LT. GEN. George Casey (2nd from right), Director J5 , Dr. J.D. Croch 3rd from right, Assistance Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Mr. Doug Feith (not shown), Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, LT. GEN. John Craddock (5th from right), SENIOR Military Assistance to hold bilateral talks. The Russian delegation...

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (right), pose for a phtograph at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2002. OSD Package No. A07D-00640 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, escorts the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (right), through an Honor Cordon at the River Front entrance of the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2002. OSD Package No. A07D-00640 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

US Army (USA) General (LGEN) William E. Ward, left, Commander of Stabilization Force (COMSFOR) and Colonel (COL) Sergey Shakurin, Commander Russian Military Contingent Multinational Division walk toward equipment and troops at Ugljevik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in support of Operation JOINT FORGE

Members of the Kazakhstan Delegation pause from their goodwill tour of Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB), Texas (TX), for a photo op with Paleface, a longhorn steer, mascot of the 360th Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB Texas (TX). Far Left: Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Abdulkhmid Khamidov, Left Center: Captain (CPT) Oleg Khrebtov, Left: LTC Kalel Omirserikov (on horns), On Paleface: Colonel (COL) Evgeny Podgaikin, Right: Major (MAJ) Serik Nurmakhanov (on horns), Far Right: LTC Sergey Mygur

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Ivanov attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

Sergey Borisovich Ivanov (left), Russian Ministry of Defense, and the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, address the media in the main corridor of NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium, on Jun. 8, 2001.OSD Package No. A07D-00017.(Department of Defense official photo by Robert D. Ward, CIV.) (Released)

Moscow, July 22, 2010 -- FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate and Russian EMERCOM Minister Sergey Shoigu sign a Joint Statement following the inaugural meeting of the U. S. - Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission's Working Group on Cooperation in the Prevention and Handling of Emergency Situations, held on July 23, 2010, in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow, July 22, 2010 -- Minister Sergey Shoigu, head of EMERCOM of Russia, gestures as he provides a tour to FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate of EMERCOM's National Crisis Management Center in Moscow, Russia.

Official portrait for Expedition 38 – Crew members are: (Soyuz 36) – Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy, Mike Hopkins; (Soyuz 37): Mikhail Tyurin, Richard Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata. (Also known as Expedition 38/39). Photo Date: October 3, 2012. Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio. Photographer: Robert Markowitz iss038-s-002

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

At the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 35-36 Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin (foreground, left) signs a ceremonial book March 7 as his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov (foreground, center) and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA (foreground, right) enjoy the moment. Joining them for the traditional pre-launch activities were backup crewmembers Sergey Ryazanskiy (back row, left), Oleg Kotov (back row, center) and NASA’s Michael Hopkins (back row, right). Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin will launch to the International Space Station March 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosomodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA / Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e013834

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia, Expedition 35-36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA (far left) answers a question during a pre-launch news conference March 7. From Cassidy’s left down the row looking on are Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, GCTC Director Sergei Krikalev, backup Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, backup Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazankiy, backup Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA and an unidentified interpreter. Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin are in the final stages of training for their launch to the International Space Station March 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA / Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e013832

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 35-36 backup crewmembers Oleg Kotov (left), Sergey Ryazanskiy (center) and Michael Hopkins of NASA (right) pose for pictures during a pre-launch news conference March 7. The three crewmembers are in training as backups to Chris Cassidy of NASA, Alexander Misurkin and Pavel Vinogradov who are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station March 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA / Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e013830

Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin rests in a reclining chair March 16 after he, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Expedition 34 commander Kevin Ford of NASA landed in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The three crewmembers returned to Earth after a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017264

The Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft lies passively on its side March 16 after bringing home Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin to a landing northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan following a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area. The Soyuz initially landed upright before being tilted on its side for servicing after touching down to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days for Ford, Novitskiy and Tarelkin at the International Space Station. The three crewmembers were flown by helicopter to Kustanai, Kazakhstan en route to their homes in Houston and Star City, Russia. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017269

With their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft sitting upright behind them, Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy (center) and Expedition Commander Kevin Ford of NASA (right) rest in reclining chairs following their landing March 16 northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The three crewmembers returned to Earth after a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017263

Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin stands beside his Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft after being extracted from the vehicle March 16 following his landing with crewmates Oleg Novitskiy and Kevin Ford of NASA northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The three crewmembers returned to Earth after a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017262

Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford of NASA rests in a reclining chair March 16 after he, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin landed in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The three crewmembers returned to Earth after a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017265

Bundled up against the cold, Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin is carried to a nearby helicopter March 16 to be flown to Kustanai, Kazakhstan after he, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford of NASA landed in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The three crewmembers returned to Earth after a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017268

(16 March 2013) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 35 prime and backup crew members pose for pictures March 16, 2013 before departing for their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final training. From left to right are Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA, and backup crew members – cosmonauts Sergey Ryazanskiy and Oleg Kotov, and Michael Hopkins of NASA. Misurkin, Vinogradov and Cassidy are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on March 29, Kazakh time, on their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA jsc2013e017244

Russian “Rosaviatsa” Search and Recovery Forces all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter stand beside the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft March 16 just hours after Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin safely landed northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan following a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area. The three crewmembers were quickly extracted from the Soyuz after landing and were flown in helicopters to Kustanai, Kazakhstan en route to their respective homes in Houston and Star City, Russia following 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017270

Bundled up against the cold, Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford of NASA is carried to a nearby helicopter March 16 to be flown to Kustanai, Kazakhstan after he, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin landed in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The three crewmembers returned to Earth after a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017267

Bundled up against the cold, Expedition 34 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy is carried to a nearby helicopter March 16 to be flown to Kustanai, Kazakhstan after he, Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford of NASA landed in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft northeast of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. The three crewmembers returned to Earth after a one-day delay due to inclement weather in the area to wrap up 144 days in space and 142 days aboard the International Space Station. Courtesy of Sergey Vigovskiy jsc2013e017266

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 35-36 prime and backup crews pose for pictures March 17 during a systems dress rehearsal called a “fit check”. Left to right in the front row is the prime crew --- NASA Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin. Left to the right in the back row are backup crewmembers Michael Hopkins of NASA, Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy. Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin are preparing for launch to the International Space Station from Baikonur on March 29, Kazakh time. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e017255

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 35-36 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures March 18 following the traditional ceremony in which they raised the flags of Russia, the United States and Kazakhstan. From left to right are prime crewmembers Chris Cassidy of NASA, Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin and backup crewmembers Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins of NASA. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e017250

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 35-36 prime and backup crewmembers prepare to hoist the flags of Russia, the United States and Kazakhstan March 18 during traditional ceremonies. From left to right are backup crewmember Oleg Kotov (partially hidden), prime crewmember Pavel Vinogradov, prime NASA crewmember Chris Cassidy, his backup, Michael Hopkins of NASA, prime crewmember Alexander Misurkin and his backup, Sergey Ryazanskiy. Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin are preparing for launch to the International Space Station from Baikonur on March 29, Kazakh time. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e017249

Inside the Gagarin Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 35/36 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures March 23, part of the ceremonial pre-launch activities in Baikonur. Pictured from left to right are prime crewmembers Chris Cassidy of NASA, Alexander Misurkin and Pavel Vinogradov and backup crewmembers Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins of NASA. Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin are preparing for launch to the International Space Station March 29, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the orbital laboratory. NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e018162

PHOTO DATE: 5-3-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 9NW - ISS Mockups SUBJECT: Soyuz 36 crew (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins) in their Routine Ops training. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2013e028714

PHOTO DATE: 5-3-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 9NW - ISS Mockups SUBJECT: Soyuz 36 crew (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins) in their Routine Ops training. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2013e028686

PHOTO DATE: 5-3-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 9NW - ISS Mockups SUBJECT: Soyuz 36 crew (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins) in their Routine Ops training. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2013e028677

PHOTO DATE: 5-3-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 9NW - ISS Mockups SUBJECT: Soyuz 36 crew (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins) in their Routine Ops training. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2013e028681

PHOTO DATE: 5-3-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 9NW - ISS Mockups SUBJECT: Soyuz 36 crew (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins) in their Routine Ops training. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2013e028676

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-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

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067456

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067453

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067459

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067484

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067468

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067491

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067490

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067458

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067473

Expedition 37 Crew News Conference (Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky, Michael Hopkins). Photo Date: July 17, 2013. Location: Building 2N - Press Conference Room. Photographer: Robert Markowitz jsc2013e067460

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 backup Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov (center) signs in Sept. 3 to initiate a round of qualification exams as his backup crewmates, NASA Flight Engineer Steve Swanson (left) and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev (right) look on. The trio is serving as backups to the prime crew – Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy and Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA -- who will launch to the International Space Station Sept. 26 in their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakshtan. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079230

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 37/38 prime crewmembers check in with Russian officials Sept. 3 prior to the start of a round of qualification exams for their launch to the International Space Station later this month. Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (far left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (left and center) and NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (left and far right) are greeted by GCTC Director Sergei Krikalev (right in blue suit) and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker (right and to Krilkalev’s left). Kotov, Ryazanskiy and Hopkins are scheduled to launch Sept. 26 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079232

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 37/38 prime crewmembers check in with Russian officials Sept. 3 prior to the start of a round of qualification exams for their launch to the International Space Station later this month. Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (right) are in the final weeks of training for their launch Sept. 26 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079235

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev clasp hands Sept. 3 during a round of qualification exams. The trio is serving as backups to the prime crew – Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy and Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA -- who will launch to the International Space Station Sept. 26 in their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakshtan. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079231

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) signs in Sept. 3 prior to the start of a round of qualification exams for his launch to the International Space Station later this month. Looking on are his crewmates, Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (left) and NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (right). The trio is in the final weeks of training for launch Sept. 26 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079233

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (right) signs in Sept. 3 prior to the start of a round of qualification exams for his launch to the International Space Station later this month. Looking on are his crewmates, Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (left) and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center). The trio is in the final weeks of training for launch Sept. 26 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079234

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA answers a question from a reporter Sept. 4 as he and his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy conducted a qualification exam. The trio is in final training for launch on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079962

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov signs in for a round of qualification exams Sept. 4 as his crewmates, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (left) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (partially hidden behind Kotov) look on. The trio is in final training for launch on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079959

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA signs in for a round of qualification exams Sept. 4 as his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (left) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) look on. The trio is in final training for launch on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079961

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy signs in for a round of qualification exams Sept. 4 as he and his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins enter the final phase of their training. The trio is preparing for launch on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079960

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) meet with Russian and U.S. officials at the start of a round of qualification exams Sept. 4. The trio is in final training for launch on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079958

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Russian instructors monitor the performance of Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy Sept. 4 as they conducted a qualification exam in a Soyuz spacecraft simulator. The trio is in final training for launch on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079964

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center), Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) clasp hands during a qualification exam Sept. 4. The trio is in final training for launch on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e079963

At the Kremlin Wall at Red Square in Moscow, Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov lays flowers Sept. 6 in a traditional ceremony to honor Russian space icons who are interred there. Kotov, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080234

At the Kremlin Wall at Red Square in Moscow, Five of the six Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures Sept. 6 during the traditional visit to lay flowers at the wall where Russian space icons are interred. With the onion domed spires of St. Basil’s Cathedral in the background, from left to right are backup NASA Flight Engineer Steve Swanson, prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, prime Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, prime Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy and backup Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080238

At the Kremlin Wall at Red Square in Moscow, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy lays flowers Sept. 6 in a traditional ceremony to honor Russian space icons who are interred there. Ryazanskiy, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080235

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA answers a question from a reporter at a pre-launch news conference Sept. 6 as his crewmate, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (right) looks on. Along with Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, Hopkins and Kotov are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080225

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (front row, center) signs a certification book in a traditional ceremony Sept. 6 as his prime and backup crewmates look on. In the front row are prime crewmates NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (left) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right). In the back row are backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev (right). Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080229

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA hands the microphone to an interpreters after answering a question from a reporter at a pre-launch news conference Sept. 6 as his crewmate, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (right) looks on. Along with Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, Hopkins and Kotov are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080224

On a rainy day at Red Square in Moscow, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA poses for pictures Sept. 6 in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral during a traditional trip to lay flowers at the Kremlin Wall where Russian space icons are interred. In the background is backup crewmember Oleg Artemyev. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080232

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) signs a certification book in a traditional ceremony Sept. 6 as his Soyuz Commander, Oleg Kotov (right) looks on. Hopkins, Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080230

At the Kremlin Wall at Red Square in Moscow, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) pose for pictures Sept. 6 during the traditional visit to lay flowers at the wall where Russian space icons are interred. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080237

With the onion dome spires of St. Basil’s Cathedral serving as a backdrop, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (front row, left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (front row, center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (front row, right) lead the way along the Kremlin Wall in Red Square in Moscow to lay flowers Sept. 6 in a traditional ceremony to honor Russian space icons who are interred there. Kotov, Hopkins and Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080233

At the Kremlin Wall at Red Square in Moscow, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA lays flowers Sept. 6 in a traditional ceremony to honor Russian space icons who are interred there. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080236

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right, front row) signs a certification book in a traditional ceremony Sept. 6 as his prime and backup crewmates look on. In the front row are prime crewmates NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (left) and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center). In the back row are backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev (right). Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 26, Kazakh time, aboard the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e080228