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View of Soyuz TMA-1/5S arrival to the ISS during Expedition Five

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (right), Expedition Seven commander, and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, pause for a photograph on the Soyuz stand after the Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu were named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1263

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition Seven commander dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check and Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1256

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition Seven commander, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check and Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1257

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, has a leak check performed on the Russian Sokol suit. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1261

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (right), Expedition Seven commander, and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, pause for a photograph after the Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Malenchenko and Lu were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1266

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check and Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1253

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check and Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1255

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (foreground), Expedition Seven commander, and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, walk out for Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. The Soyuz is in the workstand in the background. Malenchenko and Lu were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1267

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (foreground), Expedition Seven commander, and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, walk down the Soyuz stand after the Soyuz inspection, seat liner checkMalenchenko and Lu were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1269

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, has a leak check performed on the Russian Sokol suit. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1262

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check and Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1254

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Veteran Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko has a leak check performed on the Russian Sokol suit. Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1264

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, has a leak check performed on the Russian Sokol suit. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1260

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition Seven commander dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check and Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1259

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility. Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition Seven commander, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check and Soyuz inspection, seat liner check. Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1265

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Russian Soyuz TMA-2 rocket is erected at the launch pad. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz April 26, 2003. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu were named as the primary crew for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1273

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (left), Expedition Seven commander, and astronaut Ed Lu have their Russian Sokol suits checked for leaks, as well as Soyuz inspection and seat liner check. Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Malenchenko and Lu will be called the Expedition 7 crew. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1258

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Michael Foale (left standing), backup crew for Expedition Seven, talks with astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven. Seated on the right is Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition Seven commander. The crew is reviewing documents prior to entering the Soyuz TMA-2 capsule for inspection and seat liner check. Malenchenko and Lu were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1268

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz April 26, 2003. Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, commander, and astronaut Ed Lu, NASA science officer and flight engineer, were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1272

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz April 26, 2003. Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, commander, and astronaut Ed Lu, NASA science officer and flight engineer, were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1271

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz April 26, 2003. Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, commander, and astronaut Ed Lu, NASA science officer and flight engineer, were named as the primary crew, Expedition 7, for the launch to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale are the backup crewmembers to Malenchenko and Lu. Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft in May 2003. The three Expedition 6 crewmembers were launched on Nov. 23, 2002. They have been aboard the Station since November 25. They were originally scheduled to return in March aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-114 mission. Malenchenko and Lu will continue to operate the science payloads already on board, as well as maintaining the Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1270

View of Soyuz TMA-2 approaching the ISS during Expedition Six

View of Soyuz TMA-2 is docked to the FGB nadir port on the ISS during Expedition Six

View of Soyuz TMA-2 approaching the ISS during Expedition Six

View of Soyuz TMA-2 approaching the ISS during Expedition Six

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain (left), Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri (center) and Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale (right) receive a briefing on the operation of a satellite phone during prelaunch training Oct. 13, 2003 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The trio will be launched to the International Space Station on a Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle on Oct. 18. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2797

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain climbs into the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle in a processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 13, 2003 during prelaunch training with his crew mates, Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale and Expedition 8 soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri. The trio will be launched on Oct. 18 to the International Space Station. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2798

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The prime and backup crews for Saturday's launch of the Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station receive a briefing from a Cosmodrome official prior to a final inspection of the capsule in the complex' integration facility. The prime crew consists of Expedition 8 ISS Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale (far left), Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander and ISS Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri (second from the left) and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain (third from the left), who is flying to the ISS for just over a week under a commercial contract between ESA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. Foale and Kaleri will spend almost 200 days on the ISS. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2796

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri climbs into the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle in a processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 13, 2003 during prelaunch training with his crew mates, Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain. The trio will be launched on Oct. 18 to the International Space Station. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2799

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale (left) is briefed by a technician (right) inside the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle in a processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 13, 2003 during an inspection of the spacecraft. Foale, Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri (center) and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain will be launched in the Soyuz Oct. 18 to the International Space Station. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2802

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale (left), Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri (center) and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain (right) pose inside the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle in a processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 13, 2003 during a prelaunch inspection. The trio will be launched to the International Space Station on Oct. 18. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2801

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Inside the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle, Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri (left) briefs European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain and Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale (right, partially hidden) during a prelaunch inspection of the spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 13, 2003. The trio will be launched to the International Space Station on Oct. 18. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2800

October 13, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale (left), Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri (center) and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain (right) receive a briefing in a processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 13, 2003 during a prelaunch inspection of their Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft. The trio will be launched to the International Space Station on Oct. 18. Photo Credit"NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2803

October 14, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The prime and backup crews for this Saturday's launch of a Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle to the International Space Station participate in the traditional flag-raising ceremony outside the Cosmonaut Hotel Oct. 14, 2003. From left to right are backup Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Valery Tokarev, backup European Space Agency Astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands, prime European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain, prime Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri, prime Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale and backup Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Bill McArthur. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2808

October 14, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain participate in the traditional raising of the flags at the Cosmonaut Hotel Oct. 14, 2003 as preparations continue for their launch to the International Space Station on the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle on Oct. 18 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Foale and Duque will be joined by Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri, who will be at the controls of the Soyuz during launch. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2807

October 14, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale (right) is joined by his backup, Bill McArthur outside the Cosmonaut Hotel Oct. 14, 2003 for the traditional raising of the flags of the crewmembers who will launch Saturday on the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle to the International Space Station. European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque (left) and Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri (second from left), who will launch with Foale, raise the flags of Spain and Russia outside their hotel.. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2810

October 14, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Backup Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Bill McArthur (left) and prime Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale raise the American flag outside the Cosmonaut Hotel Oct. 14, 2003 in a traditional ceremony as preparations continue for the launch Saturday of the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to carry Foale, Expedition 8 Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque to the International Space Station.. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2809

October 14, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The flags of the United States, Russia, Spain and Kazakhstan fly outside the Cosmonaut Hotel Oct. 14, 2003 after they were raised by astronauts and cosmonauts in a traditional prelaunch ritual prior to the launch Saturday of the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle to the International Space Station. The Soyuz will carry Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale, Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain to the ISS. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2812

October 14, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Backup Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Bill McArthur (left) and prime Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale raise the American flag outside the Cosmonaut Hotel Oct. 14, 2003 in a traditional ceremony as preparations continue for the launch Saturday of the Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to carry Foale, Expedition 8 Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2811

Soyuz TMA-3 and booster rocket transport and raise on launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome

October 15, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale talks to a colleague on his cell phone from his Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Oct. 15, 2003 as he continues prelaunch preparations for his launch on Oct. 18 on a Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle to the International Space Station. Foale will ride into orbit with Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duuque of Spain. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2813

Soyuz TMA-3 and booster rocket transport and raise on launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome

October 15, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain listens to a briefing on mission activities from a Russian trainer at his crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Oct. 15, 2003 as he prepares for his launch to the International Space Station Oct. 18 in a Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle. Duque will be joined by Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2815

Soyuz TMA-3 and booster rocket transport and raise on launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome

October 15, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Backup Expedition 8 Commander Bill McArthur (left) and prime Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale practice procedures with a satellite phone during final training at their crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Oct. 15, 2003 for launch on a Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle Oct. 18 to the International Space Station. Foale will be joined for launch by Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri and European Space Agency Pedro Duque of Spain. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2816

October 15, 2003. Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain receive a briefing on launch procedures from a Russian trainer at their crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Oct. 15, 2003 as they prepare for launch Oct. 18 in a Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle to the International Space Station. The mission is led by Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale (not pictured). Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2814

Expedition 8 Soyuz TMA-3 launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome

Soyuz TMA-3/7S approach

Soyuz TMA-3/7S approach

Soyuz TMA-3/7S approach

Soyuz TMA-3/7S approach

Soyuz TMA-4 taken by EXP 8 crew as EXP 9 approached the ISS for docking

Soyuz TMA-4 docked to the Zarya FGB during Expedition 9

Soyuz TMA-3 separates from the Space Station after undocking, taking the Expedition 8 crew back to Earth

Soyuz TMA-3 separates from the Space Station after undocking, taking the Expedition 8 crew back to Earth

Soyuz TMA-4 docked to the Zarya FGB during Expedition 9

Soyuz TMA-3 separates from the Space Station after undocking, taking the Expedition 8 crew back to Earth

Soyuz TMA-3 separates from the Space Station after undocking, taking the Expedition 8 crew back to Earth

Soyuz TMA-4 docked to the Zarya FGB during Expedition 9

Soyuz TMA-4 spacecraft attached to the Space Station during Expedition 9

Soyuz TMA-4 spacecraft attached to the Space Station during Expedition 9

Soyuz TMA-4 docked to the Zarya FGB during Expedition 9

Soyuz TMA-4 docked to the Zarya FGB during Expedition 9

ISS009-E-21169 (2 September 2004) --- The blackness of space and Earth’s horizon provide the backdrop for this scene of the Soyuz TMA-4 spacecraft, docked to the International Space Station (ISS). Sun glare off a Station window is visible at upper right. The scene was photographed by an Expedition 9 crewmember. iss009e21169

Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft launch

Soyuz TMA-6 mission patch

Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment taken during Expedition 10 / Expedition 11

Soyuz TMA-5/9S spacecraft separates from the Space Station after undocking

Soyuz TMA-5/9S spacecraft separates from the Space Station after undocking

Soyuz TMA-5/9S spacecraft separates from the Space Station after undocking

Soyuz TMA-7 / Expedition 12 crew

Soyuz TMA-7 / Expedition 12 crew

Approach of Soyuz TMA-7/11S

Approach of Soyuz TMA-7/11S

Approach of Soyuz TMA-7/11S

Tokarev conducts onboard training for relocation of Soyuz TMA-7 during Expedition 12

Tokarev conducts onboard training for relocation of Soyuz TMA-7 during Expedition 12

ISS013-S-002A (12 Jan. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Pavel V. Vinogradov (center), Expedition 13 commander representing Russia's Federal Space Agency, astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams (right), NASA space station science officer and flight engineer, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Reiter of Germany pause from their training schedule to pose for their official crew portrait. Vinogradov and Williams are scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station in early spring of this year in a Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft. Reiter, the second flight engineer for Expedition 13, is scheduled to launch on space shuttle mission STS-121 in July and will join Vinogradov and Williams already on the space station. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center/NASA iss013-s-002a

ISS012-E-24218 (8 April 2006) --- Backdropped by a blanket of clouds, the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft departs from the International Space Station carrying astronaut William S. (Bill) McArthur Jr., Expedition 12 commander and NASA space station science officer; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Valery I. Tokarev, flight engineer; and Brazilian Space Agency astronaut Marcos C. Pontes. Undocking occurred at 2:48 p.m. (CDT) on April 8. iss012e24218

ISS012-E-24238 (8 April 2006) --- Backdropped by a blue and white Earth, the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft departs from the International Space Station carrying astronaut William S. (Bill) McArthur Jr., Expedition 12 commander and NASA space station science officer; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Valery I. Tokarev, flight engineer; and Brazilian Space Agency astronaut Marcos C. Pontes. Undocking occurred at 2:48 p.m. (CDT) on April 8. iss012e24238

ISS012-E-24219 (8 April 2006) --- Backdropped by a blanket of clouds, the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft departs from the International Space Station carrying astronaut William S. (Bill) McArthur Jr., Expedition 12 commander and NASA space station science officer; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Valery I. Tokarev, flight engineer; and Brazilian Space Agency astronaut Marcos C. Pontes. Undocking occurred at 2:48 p.m. (CDT) on April 8. iss012e24219

Williams conducts a fit check of the Kazbek couches in the Soyuz TMA-8/12S

Reiter conducts a fit check of the Kazbek couches in the Soyuz TMA-8/12S

Ansari in route to the ISS on the Soyuz TMA-9

S118E09925 - STS-118 - View of docked Shuttle Endeavour and Soyuz TMA-10

S118E09926 - STS-118 - View of docked Shuttle Endeavour and Soyuz TMA-10

S118E09924 - STS-118 - View of docked Shuttle Endeavour and Soyuz TMA-10

ISS016-S-002A (June 2007) ---This crew portrait shows astronaut Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander, with Russia's Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, flight engineer and Soyuz commander. The two veterans of previous International Space Station flights are scheduled to launch to the complex in the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in October for a six-month mission. iss016-s-002a

ISS016-S-002F (June 2007) --- This crew portrait shows the variety of crewmembers who will occupy the International Space Station during Expedition 16. Astronaut Peggy Whitson (front row, right), station commander; and Russia's Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (front row, left), flight engineer and Soyuz commander, will join NASA astronaut Clay Anderson (back row, left), flight engineer, in October after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft. Anderson will be replaced in October by astronaut Dan Tani (back row, second from left), flight engineer, who will yield his place in December to Leopold Eyharts of the European Space Agency (back row, third from left). Eyharts will be replaced in February 2008 by astronaut Garrett Reisman (back row, far right), flight engineer. iss016-s-002f

ISS016-S-002B (June 2007) --- This crew portrait shows astronaut Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander, with Russia Federal Space Agency's cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (right), flight engineer and Soyuz commander; and astronaut Clay Anderson, flight engineer, who arrived on the station in June. Whitson and Malenchenko, two veterans of previous International Space Station flights, are scheduled to launch to the complex in the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in October for a six-month mission. Anderson will be replaced in October by astronaut Dan Tani of NASA. iss016-s-002b

ISS016-S-002C (June 2007) --- This crew portrait shows astronaut Peggy Whitson, expedition 16 commander, with Russia's Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (right), flight engineer and Soyuz commander; and astronaut Dan Tani, flight engineer, who will arrive on the station in October to replace Clay Anderson. Anderson will have been aboard since June. Whitson and Malenchenko, two veterans of previous International Space Station flights, are scheduled to launch to the complex in the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in October for a six-month mission. iss016-s-002c

ISS016-S-002E (June 2007) --- This crew portrait shows astronaut Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander, with Russia's Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (left), flight engineer and Soyuz commander; and astronaut Garrett Reisman, flight engineer. Reisman will arrive on the station in February 2008 to replace Leopold Eyharts of the European Space Agency, who arrives in December. Whitson and Malenchenko, two veterans of previous International Space Station flights, are scheduled to launch to the complex in the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in October for a six-month mission. iss016-s-002e

ISS016-S-002D (June 2007) --- This crew portrait shows astronaut Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander; with Russia's Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (right), flight engineer and Soyuz commander, and the European Space Agency's Leopold Eyharts, flight engineer. Eyharts will arrive on the station in December to replace Dan Tani of NASA, who arrives in October. Whitson and Malenchenko, two veterans of previous International Space Station flights, are scheduled to launch to the complex in the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in October for a six-month mission. iss016-s-002d

The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8, 2007 for launch Oct. 10 to carry Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to the International Space Station. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station. Shukor, who is flying under an agreement between Malaysia and the Russian Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 07pd2852

Baikonur, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8, 2007, for launch Oct. 10 to carry Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to the International Space Station. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station. Shukor, who is flying under an agreement between Malaysia and the Russian Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-07pd2852

The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8, 2007 for launch Oct. 10 to carry Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to the International Space Station. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station. Shukor, who is flying under an agreement between Malaysia and the Russian Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 07pd2851

The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8, 2007 for launch Oct. 10 to carry Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to the International Space Station. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station. Shukor, who is flying under an agreement between Malaysia and the Russian Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 07pd2850

Baikonur, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8, 2007, for launch Oct. 10 to carry Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to the International Space Station. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station. Shukor, who is flying under an agreement between Malaysia and the Russian Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-07pd2851

Baikonur, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8, 2007, for launch Oct. 10 to carry Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to the International Space Station. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station. Shukor, who is flying under an agreement between Malaysia and the Russian Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-07pd2850