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Topic: half month mission

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A Military Sealift Command civil service mariner tosses a heaving.

A Military Sealift Command civil service mariner tosses a heaving.

GUAM (Aug. 23, 2012) Paul Katz, a Military Sealift Command civil service mariner, tosses a heaving line to a fellow mariner while assisting to move a floating scaffold. Mariners are priming and painting the Mil... more

A Sailor stacks bags of clean clothing for the crew.

A Sailor stacks bags of clean clothing for the crew.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Jaquan Hartford stacks bags of clean clothing for the crew in the ship's laundry room aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH... more

A Civil Service Mariner prepares a static voltage regulator.

A Civil Service Mariner prepares a static voltage regulator.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 28, 2012) Civil Service Mariner Pete Jimenez prepares a static voltage regulator to be installed in the engine room aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Me... more

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA flashes an “all ok” sign Sept. 13 after boarding a bus at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City with his crewmates for a ride to nearby airport and a flight to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087559

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA flashes an “a...

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA flashes an “all ok” sign Sept. 13 after boarding a bus at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City with his crewmates for a ride to nearby airp... more

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA provides a fist pump Sept. 13 after his arrival at an airport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan near the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome following a flight from his training base outside of Moscow with his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087547

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA provides a fi...

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA provides a fist pump Sept. 13 after his arrival at an airport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan near the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome following a flight ... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) poses for pictures in front of the statue of Vladimir Lenin Sept. 13 following a departure ceremony at their training base for a flight to the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087556

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedit...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) p... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (left), the first human to walk in space, shares a light moment with Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (right) Sept. 13 before Kotov, Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA and their backups departed with their backup crewmates for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087552

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Russian...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (left), the first human to walk in space, shares a light moment with Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (r... more

Flanked by his crewmates, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) is greeted by Russian space officials at an airport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 13 near the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome after a flight from their training base outside Moscow earlier in the day. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087546

Flanked by his crewmates, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hop...

Flanked by his crewmates, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) is greeted by Russian space officials... more

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) walk to ground transportation at an airport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan near the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Sept. 13 following a flight from their training base outside of Moscow.  Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087548

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz...

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) walk to ground transportation at an airport in Baikonur, Kazakh... more

Expedition 37/38 prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (right) exchanges information with his backup, Steve Swanson of NASA (left) after arriving with their crewmates in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on a flight from their training base outside of Moscow. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087549

Expedition 37/38 prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (right)...

Expedition 37/38 prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (right) exchanges information with his backup, Steve Swanson of NASA (left) after arriving with their crewmates in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on a flight... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (center) shares a light moment with his backup, NASA’s Steve Swanson (left) and the first human to walk in space, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (right) Sept. 13 before Hopkins and Swanson departed with their other crewmates for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087551

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedit...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (center) shares a light moment with his backup, NASA’s Steve Swanson (left) and the first ... more

Flying aboard a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center plane to his launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA affixes a crew patch sticker to the cabin wall Sept. 13 following his departure from his training base outside Moscow with his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087545

Flying aboard a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center plane to his launch ...

Flying aboard a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center plane to his launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA affixes a crew patch sticker to the ... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures in front of the statue of Vladimir Lenin Sept. 13 following a departure ceremony at their training base for a flight to the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From left to right are backup Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev, backup Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov, backup Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA, prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, prime Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and prime Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087557

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Exp...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures in front of the statue of Vladimir Lenin Sept. 13 following a departure ceremon... more

At an airport near their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures Sept. 13 after arriving in Baikonur on a flight from their training base outside Moscow. From left to right are backup Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev, backup Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov, backup Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA, prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, prime Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and prime Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087550

At an airport near their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kaz...

At an airport near their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures Sept. 13 after arriving in Baikonur on a flight from their trai... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) lead the procession Sept. 13 following a departure ceremony as they left their training base for a flight to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087554

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedit...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) ... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) lead the procession Sept. 13 following a departure ceremony as they left their training base for a flight to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy will launch from Baikonur Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087555

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedit...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) ... more

Fresh off of their return to Earth following almost six months aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 36 crewmembers Alexander Misurkin (left) and Pavel Vinogradov (right) take a stroll at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia Sept. 13 following a departure ceremony for Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy and NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins. Misurkin and Vinogradov landed in their Soyuz spacecraft on the steppe of Kazakhstan Sept. 11 with NASA’s Chris Cassidy. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy left Star City for their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan where they will launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087553

Fresh off of their return to Earth following almost six months aboard ...

Fresh off of their return to Earth following almost six months aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 36 crewmembers Alexander Misurkin (left) and Pavel Vinogradov (right) take a stroll at the Gagar... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) answers a question from a reporter Sept. 13 as his crewmates, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins (left) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) look on. The trio departed Star City for a flight to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan where they will launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e087558

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedit...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) answers a question from a reporter Sept. 13 as his crewmates, NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hop... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA runs through his procedures inside the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz vehicle to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087831

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA runs through his procedures inside the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehears... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft Sept. 14 during a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. The three crewmembers are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087823

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) pose for pictures in ... more

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

Clad in their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits at the Baikonur Cos...

Clad in their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engin... more

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

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA flexes his arms during a pressure check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 14 as part of a “fit c... more

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

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA waves during a pressure check of his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dres... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (front left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (front center) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (front right) pose for pictures with their backup crewmembers Sept. 14 during a “fit check” dress rehearsal exercise. The backups standing behind the prime crew are Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087828

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (front left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (front center) and Sergey Ryazanskiy (front right) pose for pictures w... more

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

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA hoists his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit into the air Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal t... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA focuses on a piece of hardware Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Sergey Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087830

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA focuses on a piece of hardware Sept. 14 as part of a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. Hopkins, So... more

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

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA is helped into his Russian Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 14 for a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exer... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) walk past the Soyuz booster rocket Sept. 14 during a “fit check” dress rehearsal training exercise. The three crewmembers are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087824

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) walk past the Soyuz b... more

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers raise the U.S., Russian and Kazakh flags Sept. 15 in a traditional ceremony. The event was part of the activities that will lead to the launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, of Michael Hopkins of NASA, Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087834

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Ex...

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers raise the U.S., Russian and Kazakh flags Sept. 15 in a traditional ceremony. The event was part ... more

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers prepare to raise the U.S., Russian and Kazakh flags Sept. 15 in a traditional ceremony. From left to right are prime Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, his backup, Steve Swanson of NASA and backup Alexander Skvortsov (far right). Hidden from view are prime Flight Engineer Sergei Ryazanskiy and his backup, Oleg Artemyev. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087833

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Ex...

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers prepare to raise the U.S., Russian and Kazakh flags Sept. 15 in a traditional ceremony. From lef... more

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers participate in ceremonies following the traditional raising of U.S., Russian and Kazakh flags Sept. 15. From left to right are prime crewmembers Michael Hopkins of NASA, Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy and their backups, Steve Swanson of NASA, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087835

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Ex...

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers participate in ceremonies following the traditional raising of U.S., Russian and Kazakh flags Se... more

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmember Steve Swanson of NASA views a model of a Soyuz rocket during a tour of the famed Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 17. Swanson, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are serving as backups to the prime crewmembers, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, who are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087838

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmember Steve Swanson of NASA views a model...

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmember Steve Swanson of NASA views a model of a Soyuz rocket during a tour of the famed Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 17. Swanson, Alexander Skvortsov... more

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Oleg Artemyev (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Steve Swanson of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of a statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space, during a tour of the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 17. The trio is serving as backups to the prime crewmembers, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, who are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087836

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Oleg Artemyev (left), Alexander Sk...

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Oleg Artemyev (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Steve Swanson of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of a statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space, ... more

Dressed in traditional Kazakh garb, Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev (right) enjoy festivities and a Kazakh meal in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 17. Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev are serving as backups to the prime crewmembers, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, who are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087840

Dressed in traditional Kazakh garb, Expedition 37/38 backup crewmember...

Dressed in traditional Kazakh garb, Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev (right) enjoy festivities and a Kazakh meal in Baikonur, Kaza... more

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmember Steve Swanson of NASA signs a wall mural depicting a Soyuz rocket during a tour of the famed Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 17. Swanson, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are serving as backups to the prime crewmembers, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, who are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087839

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmember Steve Swanson of NASA signs a wall ...

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmember Steve Swanson of NASA signs a wall mural depicting a Soyuz rocket during a tour of the famed Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 17. Swanson, Alexand... more

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev (right) pay tribute at the statue of Sergei Korolev, the legendary Russian space designer, during a tour of the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 17. The trio is serving as backups to the prime crewmembers, Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, who are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087837

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alex...

Expedition 37/38 backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov (center) and Oleg Artemyev (right) pay tribute at the statue of Sergei Korolev, the legendary Russian space designer, during... more

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (front row, left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (front row, center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (front row, right) lead a procession down the “Walk of Cosmonauts” behind their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 18. Behind the trio are their backups from left to right, Steve Swanson of NASA, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087987

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (front row, l...

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (front row, left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (front row, center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (front row, right) lead a procession down the “Wa... more

With assistance from crewmates Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (left) and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (right), Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (center) admires a tree planted in his name in traditional ceremonies behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 18. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087988

With assistance from crewmates Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (left...

With assistance from crewmates Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (left) and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (right), Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (center) admires a tree planted in his na... more

At his Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA conducts a series of chin up exercises Sept. 18. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087985

At his Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expediti...

At his Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA conducts a series of chin up exercises Sept. 18. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Fl... more

At his Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA engages in a round of weightlifting Sept. 18 as part of a media availability for reporters and photographers. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087986

At his Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expediti...

At his Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA engages in a round of weightlifting Sept. 18 as part of a media availability for reporters ... more

Under the watchful eye of backup crewmember Oleg Artemyev (rear), Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA plays a game of billiards at the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 18. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087983

Under the watchful eye of backup crewmember Oleg Artemyev (rear), Expe...

Under the watchful eye of backup crewmember Oleg Artemyev (rear), Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA plays a game of billiards at the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan ... more

Under the watchful eye of backup crewmember Oleg Artemyev (right), Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA plays a game of badminton at the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 18. Hopkins, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087984

Under the watchful eye of backup crewmember Oleg Artemyev (right), Exp...

Under the watchful eye of backup crewmember Oleg Artemyev (right), Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA plays a game of badminton at the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan... more

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy come under the watchful eye of training instructors Sept. 18 as they practice rendezvous and docking techniques on a laptop computer simulator. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087982

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedi...

At their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy come un... more

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA poses for photos by a tree planted in his name behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 18. The tree planting was part of traditional ceremonies as  Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy prepare to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087989

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA poses for pho...

Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA poses for photos by a tree planted in his name behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Sept. 18. The tree planting was part of t... more

Behind their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) pose for pictures Sept. 18 as they enter the homestretch of their pre-flight training. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are set to launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e087990

Behind their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Ex...

Behind their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left) Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (rig... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft hovers behind the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19 prior to its encapsulation into the booster. Standing in the midst of other Soyuz rocket components being prepared for future flights, the Soyuz spacecraft will move to its launch pad Sept. 23 for final preparations for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to carry Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy into orbit for the start of a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088067

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft hovers behind the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19 prior to its encapsulation into the booster. Standing ... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is readied for its encapsulation in the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft will move to its launch pad Sept. 23 for final preparations for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to carry Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy into orbit for the start of a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088069

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is readied for its encapsulation in the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft will move ... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is lowered into place for its encapsulation in the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft will move to its launch pad Sept. 23 for final preparations for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to carry Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy into orbit for the start of a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088068

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is lowered into place for its encapsulation in the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is installed in the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft will move to its launch pad Sept. 23 for final preparations for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to carry Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy into orbit for the start of a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088070

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is installed in the third stage of a Soyuz rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft will move to its launch pad Se... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is prepared for encapsulation into the third stage of a Soyuz booster rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft will move to its launch pad Sept. 23 for final preparations for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to carry Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy into orbit for the start of a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088066

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft is prepared for encapsulation into the third stage of a Soyuz booster rocket Sept. 19. The Soyuz spacecraft wil... more

With the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft nestled inside, the third stage of a Soyuz booster rocket stands erect in the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 19. The “encapsulation” process set the stage for the third stage of the Soyuz booster to be mated with two other rocket stages Sept. 22 in advance of the rocket’s rollout to the launch pad in Baikonur Sept. 23. Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy will launch on the Soyuz Sept. 26, Kazakh time, for the start of a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088071

With the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft nestled inside, the third stage of a...

With the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft nestled inside, the third stage of a Soyuz booster rocket stands erect in the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 19. The “encapsulation” proces... more

Touring the Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures by an old Russian launch and entry suit Sept. 20. From left to right are prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, prime Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, prime Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy and backup crewmembers Oleg Artemyev, Alexander Skvortsov and Steve Swanson of NASA. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088574

Touring the Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, t...

Touring the Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 37/38 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures by an old Russian launch and entry suit Sept. 20. From left to right are ... more

The prime and backup Expedition 37/38 crewmembers pose for pictures in front of the first stage engines of the Soyuz booster rocket in the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 20. From left to right are backup Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev, prime Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, prime Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, prime Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, backup So6yuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and backup Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy completed a final “fit check” inspection of their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft, preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088572

The prime and backup Expedition 37/38 crewmembers pose for pictures in...

The prime and backup Expedition 37/38 crewmembers pose for pictures in front of the first stage engines of the Soyuz booster rocket in the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sept. 20.... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) clasp hands in front of the first stage engines of the Soyuz booster rocket Sept. 20 as they completed a final “fit check” inspection of their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088573

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA flashes a smile as he boards the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft Sept. 20. Hopkins and his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy completed a final “fit check” dress rehearsal of procedures leading to their launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088570

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA flashes a smile as he boards the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft Sept. 20. Hopkins and his... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) pose for pictures Sept. 20 near a wall mural of Russian space icon Sergei Korolev as they completed a final “fit check” dress rehearsal of procedures leading to their launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. The words on the mural in Russian echo a famous line by Korolev, “the road to the stars is open”.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088571

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (... more

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (right) pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft Sept. 20 as they completed a final “fit check” dress rehearsal of procedures leading to their launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, from Baikonur to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088569

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ...

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy (... more

Touring the Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA signs a wall mural depicting a Soyuz rocket Sept. 20 as he and his crewmates, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy completed a  final “fit check” inspection of their Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are preparing for launch Sept. 26, Kazakh time, to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e088575

Touring the Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, E...

Touring the Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA signs a wall mural depicting a Soyuz rocket Sept. 20 as he and his crewmates, Soyuz ... more

#3192 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmember Kjell Lindgren of NASA signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams October 30 as his crewmates, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos (center) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency look on.  They are the backups to the prime crew --- Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089251

#3192 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

#3192 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmember Kjell Lindgren of NASA signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams O... more

#3186 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams October 30 as his crewmates, Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency look on.  They are the backups to the prime crew --- Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089250

#3186 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

#3186 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos signs in for the first of two days of qualificati... more

#3179 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmembers Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right) prepare to sign in for their final Soyuz qualification exams October 30. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089249

#3179 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

#3179 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmembers Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Fede... more

#3241 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmembers Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right) answer questions from reporters in front of a Soyuz simulator October 30 as part of their final qualification exams for flight. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089254

#3241 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

#3241 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmembers Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Fede... more

#3340 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos (left), Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA (center) and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) share a light moment at the start of their qualification exams October 30. The trio is preparing for launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089257

#3340 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

#3340 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos (left), Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA (center) a... more

#3198 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmember Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams October 30 as his crewmates, Kjell Lindgren of NASA and Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos look on.  They are the backups to the prime crew --- Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089252

#3198 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

#3198 – (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup crewmember Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency signs in for the first of two... more

#3234a - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA answers questions from reporters in front of a Soyuz simulator October 30 as part of his final qualification exams for flight. He along with Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (not pictured) are the backups to the prime crew --- Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089253

#3234a - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Cente...

#3234a - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 backup Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA answers questions from reporters in front of a Soyuz ... more

#3333 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos (left), Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA (center) and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) listen to instructions from Russian space officials at the start of their qualification exams October 30. The trio is preparing for launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 24, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e089256

#3333 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

#3333 - (30 October 2014) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos (left), Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA (center) a... more

4515:  At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 crewmember Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) answers a reporter’s question Nov. 11 while her crewmates, Terry Virts of NASA (left) and Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) look on. Virts, Shkaplerov and Cristoforetti later flew to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan where they will launch Nov. 24, Kazakh time in their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e092606

4515: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, ...

4515: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 crewmember Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) answers a reporter’s question Nov. 11 while her crew... more

5158 OK:  At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 42/43 crewmembers Terry Virts of NASA (top), Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) disembark from a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center aircraft Nov. 11 after a flight from Star City, Russia to begin the final weeks of training for their launch to the International Space Station. The trio are preparing for their liftoff on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft from Baikonur on Nov. 24, Kazakh time, for a five and a half month mission on the international outpost.  NASA/Victor Ivanov jsc2014e092613

5158 OK: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 42/43 c...

5158 OK: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 42/43 crewmembers Terry Virts of NASA (top), Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Samantha Cristoforetti of... more

4398:  Clad in blue flight gear, Expedition 42/43 crewmembers Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (left), Terry Virts of NASA (center) and Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, right) walk toward a bus Nov. 11 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia that took them to a waiting plane for a flight to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training. Virts, Shkaplerov and Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency will launch Nov. 24, Kazakh time from Baikonur in their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e092602

4398: Clad in blue flight gear, Expedition 42/43 crewmembers Samantha...

4398: Clad in blue flight gear, Expedition 42/43 crewmembers Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (left), Terry Virts of NASA (center) and Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (R... more

5143 OK:  Aboard a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center aircraft, Expedition 42/43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA, center), affixes a decal of the ESA logo of her mission to the cabin wall next to the Soyuz crew decal Nov. 11 in a traditional activity en route to her launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Looking on are her crewmates, NASA’s Terry Virts (left) and Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, right). The trio are preparing for their launch on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft from Baikonur on Nov. 24, Kazakh time, for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Ivanov jsc2014e092612

5143 OK: Aboard a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center aircraft, Expedit...

5143 OK: Aboard a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center aircraft, Expedition 42/43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA, center), affixes a decal of the ESA logo of her mission ... more

4502:  At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 crewmember Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) answers a reporter’s question Nov. 11 while her crewmates, Terry Virts of NASA (left) and Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) look on. Virts, Shkaplerov and Cristoforetti will launch Nov. 24, Kazakh time from Baikonur in their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e092605

4502: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, ...

4502: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 crewmember Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) answers a reporter’s question Nov. 11 while her crew... more

4450:  With the statue of Vladimir Lenin nearby, the Expedition 42/43 backup and prime crewmembers pose for pictures Nov. 11 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia before the prime crew boarded a flight to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training. From left to right are backup crewmembers Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and prime crewmembers Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, who will launch Nov. 24, Kazakh time from Baikonur in their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e092604

4450: With the statue of Vladimir Lenin nearby, the Expedition 42/43 ...

4450: With the statue of Vladimir Lenin nearby, the Expedition 42/43 backup and prime crewmembers pose for pictures Nov. 11 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia before the prime crew b... more

4328:  At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 crewmember Terry Virts of NASA (right) says farewell to a Russian Orthodox priest Nov. 11 before boarding a flight to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training. Virts, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency will launch Nov. 24, Kazakh time from Baikonur in their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e092601

4328: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, ...

4328: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 crewmember Terry Virts of NASA (right) says farewell to a Russian Orthodox priest Nov. 11 before boarding a flight to the B... more

4441:  With the statue of Vladimir Lenin nearby, the Expedition 42/43 crew poses for pictures Nov. 11 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia before boarding a flight to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final pre-launch training. From left to right are Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, who will launch Nov. 24, Kazakh time from Baikonur in their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e092603

4441: With the statue of Vladimir Lenin nearby, the Expedition 42/43 ...

4441: With the statue of Vladimir Lenin nearby, the Expedition 42/43 crew poses for pictures Nov. 11 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia before boarding a flight to the Baikonur Cosmo... more

4537:  At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) waves to well-wishers Nov. 11 before boarding a bus that took him, Terry Virts of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency to a waiting plane for a flight to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The trio will launch Nov. 24, Kazakh time from Baikonur in their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e092608

4537: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City...

4537: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 42/43 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) waves to well-wishers Nov. 11 be... more

CG4G8784 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Flight Engineer Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency answers questions from reporters in front of a Soyuz spacecraft simulator May 6 as part of his final qualification exams for flight. He along with Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Timothy Kopra of NASA (not pictured) are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8784 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G8784 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Flight Engineer Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency answers questions from reporters i... more

CG4G8732 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Flight Engineer Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams May 6 as his crewmates, Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Timothy Kopra of NASA (right) look on. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8732 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G8732 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Flight Engineer Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency signs in for the first of two days... more

CG4G8721 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Flight Engineer Timothy Kopra of NASA signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams May 6 as his crewmates, Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left) look on. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8721 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G8721 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Flight Engineer Timothy Kopra of NASA signs in for the first of two days of qualification exa... more

CG4G8895 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams May 6 as his crewmates, Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left) and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right), look on. The trio is preparing for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8895 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G8895 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) signs in for the firs... more

CG4G8954 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center), and Kjell Lindgren of NASA (right) answer questions from media on the first of two days of qualification exams May 6. The trio is preparing for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8954 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G8954 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russia... more

CG4G8713 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and his crewmates, Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left) and Timothy Kopra of NASA (right),  prepare to sign in for the first of two days of qualification exams. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8713 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G8713 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and ... more

CG4G9159 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA joins his crewmates, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (not pictured), in the International Space Station Zvezda Service Module training mockup on the first of two days of qualification exams May 6. The trio is preparing for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel..

CG4G9159 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G9159 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA joins his crewmates, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Sp... more

CG4G8846_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup crewmembers Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left), Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Timothy Kopra of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of a Soyuz spacecraft simulator May 6 as part of their final qualification exams for flight. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8846_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Cent...

CG4G8846_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup crewmembers Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left), Yuri Malenchenko of the Russ... more

CG4G9036 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center), and Kjell Lindgren of NASA (right) answer questions from media on the first of two days of qualification exams May 6. The trio is preparing for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G9036 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G9036 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russia... more

CG4G8889 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center), and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right) appear before Russian space officials on the first of two days of qualification exams May 6. The trio is preparing for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8889 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G8889 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kjell Lindgren of NASA (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Rosco... more

CG4G8787  --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup crewmembers Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left), Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Timothy Kopra of NASA (right) answer questions from reporters in front of a Soyuz spacecraft simulator May 6 as part of their final qualification exams for flight. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8787 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Cente...

CG4G8787 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup crewmembers Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left), Yuri Malenchenko of the Russi... more

CG4G8740_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) signs in for the first of two days of qualification exams May 6 as his crewmates, Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left) and Timothy Kopra of NASA (right) look on. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8740_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Cent...

CG4G8740_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) signs in f... more

CG4G9064 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center), and Kjell Lindgren of NASA (right) clasp hands for photographers on the first of two days of qualification exams May 6. The trio is preparing for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G9064 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center...

CG4G9064 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 crewmembers Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Oleg Kononenko of the Russia... more

CG4G8796_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup crewmembers Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left), Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Timothy Kopra of NASA (right) answer questions from reporters in front of a Soyuz spacecraft simulator May 6 as part of their final qualification exams for flight. They are the backups to the prime crew --- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and Kimya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- who are in the final stages of training for launch May 27, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to begin a five and a half month mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Seth Marcantel

CG4G8796_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Cent...

CG4G8796_1 --- (6 May 2015) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 44/45 backup crewmembers Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency (left), Yuri Malenchenko of the Russ... more

jsc2017e038543 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) signs in for the start of final crew qualification exams March 30 as his crewmate, Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) looks on. They are backups to Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA, who will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038543

jsc2017e038543 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038543 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) signs in for the start of final crew qualificatio... more

jsc2017e038548 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star city, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmember Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) strikes a reflective pose March 30 as he prepares to enter a Russian segment systems simulator as part of final crew qualification exams. Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer of NASA will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038548

jsc2017e038548 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038548 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star city, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmember Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) strikes a reflective... more

jsc2017e038541 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmembers Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) and Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) report to State Commission officials March 30 for the start of two days of final crew qualification exams. They are backups to Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA, who will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038541

jsc2017e038541 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038541 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmembers Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) and Ra... more

jsc2017e038546 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmember Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) applauds as his crewmate, Jack Fischer of NASA (right) signs in March 30 for the start of final crew qualification exams. They will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038546

jsc2017e038546 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038546 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmember Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) applauds as hi... more

jsc2017e038547 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmembers Jack Fischer of NASA (left) and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, right) flash broad smiles March 30 as they begin final crew qualification exams. They will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038547

jsc2017e038547 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038547 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmembers Jack Fischer of NASA (left) and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency... more

jsc2017e038542 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) signs in for the start of final crew qualification exams March 30 as his crewmate, Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) looks on. They are backups to Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA, who will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038542

jsc2017e038542 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038542 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) signs i... more

jsc2017e038543 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmembers Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) and Randy Bresnik of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of a Soyuz training mockup March 30 at the start of final crew qualification exams. They are backups to Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA, who will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038544

jsc2017e038543 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038543 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmembers Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) and Ra... more

jsc2017e038550 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmember Jack Fischer of NASA is seen inside a Russian segment systems mockup on a TV monitor being viewed by trainers March 30 as he and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) began two days of final qualification exams. Fischer and Yurchikhin will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038550

jsc2017e038550 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038550 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 crewmember Jack Fischer of NASA is seen inside a Russian segment systems mockup on a TV monitor b... more

jsc2017e038549 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, trainers keep tabs on the work of Expedition 51 crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Jack Fischer of NASA through a bank of video monitors and data displays March 30 as the crew conducted the first of two days of final qualification exams. Yurchikhin and Fischer will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038549

jsc2017e038549 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038549 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, trainers keep tabs on the work of Expedition 51 crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agen... more

jsc2017e038545 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) waits to board a Soyuz training mockup March 30 as his crewmate, Randy Bresnik of NASA, works inside as part of final crew qualification exams. They are backups to Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA, who will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Rob Navias jsc2017e038545

jsc2017e038545 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training ...

jsc2017e038545 (March 30, 2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 51 backup crewmember Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) waits to boar... more

jsc2017e038912 (03/31/2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, , Expedition 51 crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) and Jack Fischer of NASA (right) pose for pictures in front of a Soyuz spacecraft mockup March 31 during the second of two days of final qualification exams. Yurchikhin and Fischer will launch April 20 on the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. Expedition 51. Photo: Rob Navias/NASA. jsc2017e038912

jsc2017e038912 (03/31/2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Cent...

jsc2017e038912 (03/31/2017) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, , Expedition 51 crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, left) and Jack Fische... more