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In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-100 crew members cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev (left) and Yuri Gidzenko (third from left) plus astronaut Bill Shepherd look over the Z-1 truss along with Dave Moore, Vehicle Integration Test Team (second from left). The Z-1 truss will be used in conjunction with the International Space Station. Krikalev, Gidzenko and Shepherd are scheduled to be launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan in July 1999. Mission STS-100 will be bringing them down KSC-98pc1203

In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-100 crew members cosmona...

In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-100 crew members cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev (left) and Yuri Gidzenko (third from left) plus astronaut Bill Shepherd look over the Z-1 truss along with Dave Moore, V... more

A Russian 3-stage Proton rocket blasts into the sky at 12:56 a.m. EDT with the Russian-built Zvezda module in a successful launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Zvezda is the primary Russian contribution to the International Space Station, serving as the early Station living quarters. It will also provide early propulsive attitude control and reboost capabilities and be the main docking port for Russian Progress cargo resupply vehicles. The third Station component, Zvezda will dock by remote control with the already orbiting Zarya and Unity modules at an altitude of about 245 by 230 statute miles. <i>(Image taken with Nikon D1 digital camera.)</i KSC-00padig028

A Russian 3-stage Proton rocket blasts into the sky at 12:56 a.m. EDT ...

A Russian 3-stage Proton rocket blasts into the sky at 12:56 a.m. EDT with the Russian-built Zvezda module in a successful launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Zvezda is the primary Russian contributio... more

ISS01-S-005 (31 October 2000) --- The Expedition One crew members pose for final photos prior to their launch aboard a Soyuz vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition One commander William M. (Bill) Shepherd (center crewmember on steps) is flanked by Soyuz commander Yuri P. Gidzenko (bottom) and Sergei K. Krikalev, flight engineer. iss01-s-005

ISS01-S-005 (31 October 2000) --- The Expedition One crew members pose...

ISS01-S-005 (31 October 2000) --- The Expedition One crew members pose for final photos prior to their launch aboard a Soyuz vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition One commander William ... more

ISS01-S-006 (31 October 2000) --- A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 10:53 a.m.  Kazakhstan time.  Onboard were Expedition One commander William M. (Bill) Shepherd,  Soyuz commander Yuri P. Gidzenko and Sergei K. Krikalev, flight engineer. iss01-s-006

ISS01-S-006 (31 October 2000) --- A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from th...

ISS01-S-006 (31 October 2000) --- A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 10:53 a.m. Kazakhstan time. Onboard were Expedition One commander William M. (Bill) Shepherd, Soyuz commander Yu... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Astronaut Michael Foale, left, and Cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, backup crew members for Expedition 7, depart the plane after their flight to Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. The crews performed... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, backup crew member for Expedition 7, enjoys the bus ride to the Cosmonuat hotel after arriving in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. The crews performed fit checks on... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer for Expedition 7, left, cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 commander, backup crew for Expedition 7 astronaut... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz ... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Commander, Yuri I. Malenchenko, second from left, facing camera, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, Edward T. Lu, center, and prime crew Flight Surgeon Thomas Mar... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko enters the Soyuz TMA-2 capsule for inspection and seat liner check in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Apr... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz ... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7, enters the Soyuz TMA-2 capsule for inspection and seat liner check in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the B... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

A view out the front of the bus during the long ride back to the Cosmonaut Hotel after the Expedition 7 crew participated in the Sokol suit leak check and the Soyuz vehicle inspection, Thursday, April 10, 2003,... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz ... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 10, 2003. P... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur ... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Clockwise from top right, Expedition 7 Commander, Yuri I. Malenchenko, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, Edward T. Lu and prime crew Flight Surgeon Tom Marshburn, unidentifie... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz ... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 10, 2003. P... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur ... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 10, 2003. P... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Engineers check the paperwork near the Soyuz integration stand. NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer for Expedition 7 astronaut Edward T. Lu and Expedition 7 commander cosmonaut... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 commander, foreground and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer for Expedition 7, walk down the Soyuz stand aft... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7 Edward T. Lu, reads a marker placed in front of a tree planted in honor of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on the grounds of the Cosm... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko waits for his turn to enter the Soyuz TMA-2 capsule for inspection and seat liner check in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Baikonur, Kaza... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 commander, left and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer for Expedition 7, enjoying the bus ride back to the c... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhs... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur ... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 commander Yuri I. Malenchenko, left, and NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer Edward T. Lu relax after dinner at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Wednesd... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur ... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer for Expedition 7, left and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 commander, pause for a photograph on the Soyuz... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 commander Yuri I. Malenchenko, left, and NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer Edward T. Lu enjoy dinner at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Ap... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer for Expedition 7, left, signs documents after the suit leak check, seat liner check, and Soyuz inspection at the Baik... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 10, 2003. P... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko, foreground and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7, walk out for Soyuz inspection and seat l... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 commander, enjoys the long bus ride back to the cosmonaut hotel after a busy day at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility in Kazakhstan, T... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko, center, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer for Expedition 7, enjoys the long bus ride back to the cosmonaut hotel after a busy day at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, B... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Employees monitor access to the Soyuz integration area at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facility in Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 10, 2003. NASA International Space Station science off... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhs... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

The interior of the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan is seen, Thursday, April 10, 2003. The Soyuz module is in the yellow work stand with its payload fairing ready i... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7 Edward T. Lu, left and Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko wait to have their Russian Sokol suits tested at the Soyuz... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer for Expedition 7, dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz ... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko dons his Russian Sokol suit for the leak check, seat liner check and Soyuz inspection at the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhs... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 backup crew member Michael Foale, left, talks with Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer Edward T. Lu and Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko, rig... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur ... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 10, 2003. P... more

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Expedition 7 Leak Check

Astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, has a leak check performed on his Russian Sokol suit in the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur ... more

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

Expedition 7 Soyuz Check

The interior of the Soyuz Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan is seen, Thursday, April 10, 2003. The Soyuz module is in the yellow work stand with its payload fairing ready i... more

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 -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Fac...

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 e... more

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, Expe...

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... more

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 -- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expe...

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 Yur... more

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 Fac...

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... more

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. Building 254, Soyuz Integration Facil...

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 ch... more

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 Fac...

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 e... more

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 -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS sc...

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... more

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 -- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (for...

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 do... more

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 -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Fac...

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 fli... more

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 Fac...

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 astron... more

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 Facil...

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 ch... more

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 Fac...

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... more

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 -- Building 254, Soyuz Integration Fac...

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... more

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 Fac...

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... more

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 Fac...

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 ... more

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 -- Astronaut Michael Foale (left stand...

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... more

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 -- The Russian Soyuz TMA-2 rocket is e...

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 Malench... more

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 -- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (left...

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 li... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Michael Foale, left, Expedition 7 backup crew member; Edward T. Lu, NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer; Alexander Y. Kaleri, backup crew member; and Yuri I. Malenchenko, Missio... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer Edward T. Lu steps out of the Soyuz capsule while Mission Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko looks on. The crew entered the Soyuz cap... more

JSC2003-E-31962 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls. jsc2003e31962

JSC2003-E-31962 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the...

JSC2003-E-31962 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Ph... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer Edward T. Lu, left and Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko stop to take questions after their final check of the Soyuz capsule prior t... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 backup crew member Michael Foale, left and NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer Edward T. Lu, along with their Russian cosmonaut crew members (out of frame), tour th... more

JSC2003-E-31957 (22 April 2003) --- Astronauts C. Michael Foale (left), Expedition Seven backup crewmember; Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer; cosmonauts Alexander Y. Kaleri, backup crewmember; and Yuri I. Malenchenko, mission commander; are pictured as they visit the quarters of Yuri Gagarin after having visited the Soyuz launch pad and performing a final check of the Soyuz capsule at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Malenchenko and Kaleri represent Rosaviakosmos. Photo credit: NASA/Scott Andrews. jsc2003e31957

JSC2003-E-31957 (22 April 2003) --- Astronauts C. Michael Foale (left)...

JSC2003-E-31957 (22 April 2003) --- Astronauts C. Michael Foale (left), Expedition Seven backup crewmember; Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer; cosmonauts Alexander Y. Kaleri, backup cre... more

Expedition 7 Rollout

Expedition 7 Rollout

A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 24, 2003. Expedition 7 is scheduled to launch onb... more

Expedition 7 Rollout

Expedition 7 Rollout

A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 24, 2003. Expedition 7 is scheduled to launch onb... more

Expedition 7 Rollout

Expedition 7 Rollout

A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 7 is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday... more

Expedition 7 Rollout

Expedition 7 Rollout

The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 24, 2003. Expedition 7 is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Phot... more

Expedition 7 Rollout

Expedition 7 Rollout

The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 24, 2003. Expedition 7 is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Phot... more

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 t...

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. Cosm... more

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 erected at the...

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... more

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

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- The Soyuz rocket is rolled out of ...

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. Cosm... more

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.  The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad.  Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz this Saturday April 26, 2003.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1272

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket is ...

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz this Saturday April 26, 2003. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls"

April 24, 2003, 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 this Saturday April 26, 2003.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Scott Andrews" 03pd1271

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket is ...

April 24, 2003, 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 this ... more

JSC2003-E-31961 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls. jsc2003e31961

JSC2003-E-31961 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the...

JSC2003-E-31961 (24 April 2003) --- The Soyuz rocket is erected at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Ph... more

JSC2003-E-31958 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls. jsc2003e31958

JSC2003-E-31958 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of th...

JSC2003-E-31958 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch o... more

April 24, 2003, 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 this Saturday April 26, 2003.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Scott Andrews" 03pd1270

April 24, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket is ...

April 24, 2003, 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 this ... more

JSC2003-E-31959 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch onboard the Soyuz on Saturday April 26, 2003. Photo credit: NASA/Scott Andrews. jsc2003e31959

JSC2003-E-31959 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of th...

JSC2003-E-31959 (24 April 2003) --- A Soyuz rocket is rolled out of the assembly building and travels via rail to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition Seven is scheduled to launch o... more

Expedition 7 Launch

Expedition 7 Launch

A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday, April 26, 2003. Onboard were Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 Mission Commander, and Edward T... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, wearing his Russian Sokol suit, is pictured prior to his launch with Commander Yuri I. Malenchenko aboard the Soy... more

Expedition 7 Preflight

Expedition 7 Preflight

Edward T. Lu, right, Expedition 7 NASA International Space Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer, and Yuri I. Malenchenko, Mission Commander, ride in a bus to the launch pad prior to their launch onboard ... more

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.   Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Commander were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53aam from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Scott Andrews" 03pd1291

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T....

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Commander were launched onboard a ... more

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.   Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven smiles for a photo after donning his flight suit.  Lu has an STS-107 patch on his suit in honor of the crew members lost on the Space Shuttle Columbia  February 2003. Lu and fellow crew member Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Commander were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53aam from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1289

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T....

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven smiles for a photo after donning his flight suit. Lu has an STS-107 ... more

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, smiles for a photo during the bus ride to the launch pad.   Lu and fellow crew member Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, commander, were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53 a.m. from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1290

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS sc...

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, smiles for a photo during the bus ride to the launch pad. Lu and fellow crew membe... more

JSC2003-E-31966 (26 April 2003) --- A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. (CDT) on April 26, 2003. Onboard were cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition Seven mission commander, and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer. Malenchenko represents Rosaviakosmos. Photo credit: NASA/Scott Andrews. jsc2003e31966

JSC2003-E-31966 (26 April 2003) --- A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from ...

JSC2003-E-31966 (26 April 2003) --- A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. (CDT) on April 26, 2003. Onboard were cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition Seven mis... more

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, commander, were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53 a.m. from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: NASA/Scott Andrews KSC-03pd1292

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS sc...

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, commander, were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket a... more

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.   Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Commander were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53aam from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Scott Andrews" 03pd1292

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T....

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Commander were launched onboard a ... more

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.  Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, smiles for a photo after donning his flight suit.  Lu has an STS-107 patch on his suit in honor of the crew members lost on the Space Shuttle Columbia  February 2003. Lu and fellow crew member Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Commander, were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53 a.m. from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1289

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS sci...

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, smiles for a photo after donning his flight suit. Lu has an STS-107 patch on his sui... more

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, commander, were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53 a.m. from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: NASA/Scott Andrews KSC-03pd1291

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS sc...

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan -- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven, and Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, commander, were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket a... more

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.   Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven smiles for a photo during the bus ride to the launch pad.   Lu and fellow crew member Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Commander were launched onboard a Soyuz rocket at 9:53am from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1290

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T....

April 26, 2003, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer for Expedition Seven smiles for a photo during the bus ride to the launch pad. Lu and fe... more

October 12, 2003, Baikonur, Kazakhstan.   (left to right) European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain, Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale, Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri gather on the bus after the flight down from Moscow to Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 8 is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 18th onboard a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2795

October 12, 2003, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (left to right) European Spa...

October 12, 2003, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (left to right) European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain, Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale, Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Alexander K... more