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[Portrait of Oleg Briansky, as Prince Ianilo in The Merry Widow]

[Portrait of Oleg Briansky, as Prince Ianilo in The Merry Widow]

Title derived from information on verso of photographic print. Van Vechten number: IV OO 5. Also available on microfilm. Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966. Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebrities, ... more

CDR Oleg Jankovic, USN (covered)

CDR Oleg Jankovic, USN (covered)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

U.S. Army linguist, STAFF SGT. Michael Arrowsmith, translates as SENIOR AIRMAN Brad Domingo, a Missile Maintenance Team training instructor with the 341st Logistics Support Squadron, describes to Russian Strategic Rocket Forces Colonels Valeriy Germanovich Proskuryakov (Missile Division CHIEF of STAFF), Oleg Georgiyevich Gromov (Deputy CHIEF, Weapons Directorate), and Aleksandr Yur'yevich Zubkov (Missile Regiment Commander) the security measures involved in preventing unauthorized access to a Minuteman III missile. The group is standing near Launch Facility I-06's opened Primary Access Shaft, which has a ladder to go down to the missile

U.S. Army linguist, STAFF SGT. Michael Arrowsmith, translates as SENIO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Malstrom Air Force Base State: Montana (MT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SENIOR AIRMAN John A. Turner, Jr Rele... more

Official Portrait of Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko:

Official Portrait of Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko:

JSC2002-E-43168 (11 June 2002) --- Cosmonaut Oleg D. Kononenko, Expedition 17 flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency

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

Members of the Kazakhstan Delegation pause from their goodwill tour of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sheppard Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Sandy Wassenmiller, CIV, USAF Release S... more

ISS015-S-002A (21 Sept. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (center), Expedition 15 commander representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; cosmonaut Oleg V. Kotov (right), flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and astronaut Sunita L. Williams, flight engineer, take a break from training at Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Williams will join Expedition 14 in progress after traveling to the International Space Station on shuttle mission STS-116 in December 2006 and will become an Expedition 15 flight engineer on April 19, 2007, after Yurchikhin and Kotov dock to the station. iss015-s-002a

ISS015-S-002A (21 Sept. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (cent...

ISS015-S-002A (21 Sept. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (center), Expedition 15 commander representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; cosmonaut Oleg V. Kotov (right), flight engineer representing Russi... more

Official Portrait of Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov

Official Portrait of Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov

JSC2006-E-50531 (21 Sept. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Oleg V. Kotov, flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency

Live video from the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow, October 12, 2007. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson (bottom right), Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko (bottom center) and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (bottom left) docked their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft to the station at 10:50 a.m. EDT. Oct. 12, 2007. (top left to right) Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay Anderson welcomed the new crew aboard the station when the hatches were opened at 12:22p.m. EDT. Both crews will work together for about nine days before Yurchikhin, Kotov and Shukor depart in their Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 07pd2861

Live video from the International Space Station is shown on the screen...

Live video from the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow, October 12, 2007. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson (bottom right), S... more

Korolev, Russia -- Live video from the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft of the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow Oct. 12, 2007. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson (bottom right), Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko (bottom center) and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (bottom left) docked their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft to the station at 10:50 a.m. EDT Oct. 12, 2007. From top left to right, Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhim and Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay Anderson welcomed the new crew aboard the station when the hatches were opened at 12:22 p.m. EDT. Both crews fill work together for about nine days before Yurchikhin, Kotov and Shukor depart in their Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft.  Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-07pd2861

Korolev, Russia -- Live video from the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft of the ...

Korolev, Russia -- Live video from the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft of the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow Oct. 12, 2007. Expeditio... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180006HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.  The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan, is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6847

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180006HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is rolled o...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180006HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, with Exped... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180012HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.  The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan, is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6848

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180012HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised i...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180012HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, ... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180013HQ - The flags of Russia, Japan, the United States and Kazakhstan are seen flying shortly after the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft was raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.  The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan, is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6849

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180013HQ - The flags of Russia, Japan, the United ...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180013HQ - The flags of Russia, Japan, the United States and Kazakhstan are seen flying shortly after the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft was raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the B... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180015HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.  The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan, is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6850

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180015HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised i...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912180015HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft, ... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190008HQ - Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan, right, and backup crew member Satoshi Furakawa wave farewell to reporters and family after a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.    The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6884

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190008HQ - Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Soichi No...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190008HQ - Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan, right, and backup crew member Satoshi Furakawa wave farewell to reporters and family after a press conference held at the Co... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190002HQ - Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer answers a reporter's question during a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.     The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6882

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190002HQ - Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timo...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190002HQ - Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer answers a reporter's question during a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Dec. 1... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190006HQ - Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi answers a reporter's question during a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.    The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6883

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190006HQ - Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Soichi No...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912190006HQ - Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi answers a reporter's question during a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. ... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912210001HQ - Expedition 22 crew members, seated from left, NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan pose for a group photo with their backup crew members, standing from left, NASA’s Doug Wheelock, Russian Anton Shkaplerov, and Japan’s Satoshi Furakawa, just a few hours before the scheduled launch of the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Monday, Dec. 21, 2009.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6885

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912210001HQ - Expedition 22 crew members, seated from...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912210001HQ - Expedition 22 crew members, seated from left, NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguch... more

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912210002HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, carrying Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United States, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan to the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-2009-6886

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912210002HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket launches from t...

KAZAKHASTAN - 200912210002HQ - The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, carrying Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer of the United ... more

S131E007866 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

S131E007866 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Oleg Kotov as he exercises using the Treadmill with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (TVIS) in Node 2 Harmony during STS-131 / Expedition 2... more

S131E007863 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

S131E007863 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Oleg Kotov as he exercises using the Treadmill with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (TVIS) in Node 2 Harmony during STS-131 / Expedition 2... more

S131E007864 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

S131E007864 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Oleg Kotov as he exercises using the Treadmill with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (TVIS) in Node 2 Harmony during STS-131 / Expedition 2... more

S131E007865 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

S131E007865 - STS-131 - Oleg Kotov on TVIS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Oleg Kotov as he exercises using the Treadmill with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (TVIS) in Node 2 Harmony during STS-131 / Expedition 2... more

Expedition 25 portraits in Russia - Oleg Skripochka

Expedition 25 portraits in Russia - Oleg Skripochka

JSC2010-E-124005 (August 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, Expedition 25/26 flight engineer, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (left to right) discuss the progress of their launch preparations September 26, 2010 with their backups, Ron Garan, Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko (left to right) as they prepared to check out the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft they will launch in October 8 to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167399

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Enginee...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (left to right) discuss the progress of their launch preparations September 26,... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri (L) and Oleg Skripochka share a thought September 26, 2010 as they prepared for a suited checkout of the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft they and NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly will launch in October 8 to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167396

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Enginee...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri (L) and Oleg Skripochka share a thought September 26, 2010 as they prepared for a suited checkout of the Soyuz TMA-01M s... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA checks his Sokol launch and entry suit September 26, 2010 as he and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka prepare for their launch October 8 in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167398

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Enginee...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA checks his Sokol launch and entry suit September 26, 2010 as he and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripoc... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (left to right) take a moment to pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft during a training and Soyuz inspection exercise September 26, 2010 as they prepare for launch October 8 to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167400

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Enginee...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (left to right) take a moment to pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA undergoes leak checks to his Sokol launch and entry suit September 26, 2010 as he and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka prepare for their launch October 8 in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167397

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Enginee...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA undergoes leak checks to his Sokol launch and entry suit September 26, 2010 as he and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaler... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime crew of Expedition 25 posed for a picture after conducting the traditional raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters September 27, 2010. From left to right are Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka. The three crewmembers are completing training for their launch October 8 in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station.   Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167403

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime crew of Expedition...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime crew of Expedition 25 posed for a picture after conducting the traditional raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters September 27, 2010. Fr... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews of Expedition 25 pose for a picture after conducting the traditional raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters September 27, 2010. From left to right are prime crew Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly, joined by backup crewmembers Sergei Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ron Garan. Kelly, Kaleri and Skripochka are completing training for their launch October 8 in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167402

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews o...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews of Expedition 25 pose for a picture after conducting the traditional raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters September 2... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews of Expedition 25 conduct the traditional raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters September 27, 2010. From left to right are prime crew Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka raising the Russian flag, backup Ron Garan joining prime crewmember Scott Kelly to raise the American flag and backup crewmembers Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko (hidden) raising the Kazakh flag.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e167401

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews o...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews of Expedition 25 conduct the traditional raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters September 27, 2010. From left to right ... more

At their crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA (left), Alexander Kaleri (center) and Oleg Skripochka review rendezvous and docking programs on a laptop simulator October 2, 2010 as they prepare for their launch October 8 in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2010e170861

At their crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight E...

At their crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 25 Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA (left), Alexander Kaleri (center) and Oleg Skripochka review rendezvous and docking programs on a laptop simula... more

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- ISS025-E-10716 -- This image of the southeast United States from the International Space Station on Halloween night is anything but frightening. From 220 miles above Earth, an Expedition 25 crew member aboard the orbiting laboratory took the image, which shows the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, the Florida panhandle and part of the Georgia coast.   The Expedition 25 crew members are NASA astronaut and Commander Doug Wheelock, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Shannon Walker, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Kaleri, all flight engineers. Two days later, NASA and its international partners will celebrate 10 years of continuous human presence aboard the station. Image credit: NASA KSC-2010-5428

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- ISS025-E-10716 -- This image of the sou...

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- ISS025-E-10716 -- This image of the southeast United States from the International Space Station on Halloween night is anything but frightening. From 220 miles above Earth, an Exp... more

Space suit designer Oleg Gerasimenko shares some tips on the Sokol suit with NASA astronaut Rex Walheim during a fit check at the Zvezda facility on Monday, March 28, 2011, in Moscow. The crew of the final shuttle mission traveled to Moscow for a suit fit check of their Russian Soyuz suits that will be required in the event of an emergency.  ( NASA Photo / Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool ) STS_135_Russia

Space suit designer Oleg Gerasimenko shares some tips on the Sokol sui...

Space suit designer Oleg Gerasimenko shares some tips on the Sokol suit with NASA astronaut Rex Walheim during a fit check at the Zvezda facility on Monday, March 28, 2011, in Moscow. The crew of the final shut... more

ISS030-S-002 (19 July 2011) --- Expedition 30 crew members take a break from training at NASA's Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, commander; and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, flight engineer. Pictured from the left (back row) are Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin; along with European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers and NASA astronaut Don Pettit, all flight engineers. Photo credit: NASA and International Space Station partners iss030-s-002

ISS030-S-002 (19 July 2011) --- Expedition 30 crew members take a brea...

ISS030-S-002 (19 July 2011) --- Expedition 30 crew members take a break from training at NASA's Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, comman... more

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

JSC2011-E-215059 (15 Aug. 2011) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, ...

JSC2011-E-215059 (15 Aug. 2011) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer and Expedition 31 commander, attired in a Russian Sokol launch and entry suit, takes a break from training in ... more

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow and with famed St. Basil’s Cathedral as the backdrop, the next trio of crewmembers to launch to the International Space Station pose for pictures following a ceremony Dec. 1, 2011 to lay flowers where famed Russian space heroes are interred. From left to right are Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency. The three crewmembers will launch Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212760

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow and with famed St. Basil’s Cathedral as ...

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow and with famed St. Basil’s Cathedral as the backdrop, the next trio of crewmembers to launch to the International Space Station pose for pictures following a ceremony Dec. 1, 2011 ... more

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency prepares to lay flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during a traditional ceremony Dec. 1, 2011. Kuipers, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit will launch on Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212759

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Andre Kui...

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency prepares to lay flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during a traditional ceremony... more

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, the next trio to launch to the International Space Station prepare to lay flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during their traditional ceremony Dec. 1, 2011. From left to right are Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency. The crewmembers will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 21 on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212756

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, the next trio to launch to the Internat...

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, the next trio to launch to the International Space Station prepare to lay flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during their traditional ceremony Dec. 1, 201... more

At the Kremlin in Moscow, the backup and prime crews for the next launch of Expedition 30 crewmembers to the International Space Station pose for pictures Dec. 1, 2011 in front of the Tsar Bell following traditional ceremonial activities at Red Square. From left to right are backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, backup NASA Flight Engineer Suni Williams, backup Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the prime crew --- NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency. Pettit, Kononenko and Kuipers will launch Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212761

At the Kremlin in Moscow, the backup and prime crews for the next laun...

At the Kremlin in Moscow, the backup and prime crews for the next launch of Expedition 30 crewmembers to the International Space Station pose for pictures Dec. 1, 2011 in front of the Tsar Bell following tradit... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the next trio to launch to the International Space Station pose for pictures during their traditional crew news conference Dec. 1, 2011. From left to right are Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko. The crewmembers will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 21 on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212755

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

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the next trio to launch to the International Space Station pose for pictures during their traditional crew news conference Dec. 1, 2011. From left ... more

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit lays flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during a traditional ceremony Dec. 1, 2011. Pettit, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency will launch on Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212757

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don ...

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit lays flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during a traditional ceremony Dec. 1, 2011. Pettit, Soyuz Commander ... more

At the Kremlin in Moscow, the prime and backup crews for the next launch of crewmembers to the International Space Station pose for pictures Dec. 1, 2011 in front of the Tsar Cannon following ceremonial activities at Red Square. From left to right are the prime Expedition 30 crew --- NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency, and the backup crew – Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight Engineer Suni Williams and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Pettit, Kononenko and Kuipers will launch Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212763

At the Kremlin in Moscow, the prime and backup crews for the next laun...

At the Kremlin in Moscow, the prime and backup crews for the next launch of crewmembers to the International Space Station pose for pictures Dec. 1, 2011 in front of the Tsar Cannon following ceremonial activit... more

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko prepares to lay flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during a traditional ceremony Dec. 1, 2011. Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency will launch on Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e212758

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kono...

At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko prepares to lay flowers at the site where Russian space heroes are interred during a traditional ceremony Dec. 1, 2011. Kononenko, NAS... more

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (fourth from the left) and Alexei Krasnov (third from the right) pose for pictures with the Expedition 30/31 prime and backup crewmembers Dec. 6, 2011 prior to their departure Dec. 8 for their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. From left to right are prime crewmembers NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko, Popovkin, backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, Krasnov, backup NASA Flight Engineer Suni Williams and backup Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Pettit, Kuipers and Kononenko will launch to the International Space Station Dec. 21 in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215041

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of R...

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (fourth from the left) and Alexei Krasnov (third from the right) pose for pictures with the Expedition 30/31 pri... more

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (far left) and the head of Piloted Space Programs, Alexei Krasnov (to Popovkin’s left) spend time with the Expedition 30/31 prime crewmembers Dec. 6, 2011 prior to their departure Dec. 8 for their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On the right from top to bottom are Joel Montalbano, NASA’s Head of Human Spaceflight Programs in Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko. Pettit, Kuipers and Kononenko will launch to the International Space Station Dec. 21 in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215039

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of R...

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (far left) and the head of Piloted Space Programs, Alexei Krasnov (to Popovkin’s left) spend time with the Exped... more

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (far left) and other Russian space officials spend time with the Expedition 30/31 prime crewmembers Dec. 6, 2011 prior to their departure Dec. 8 for their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On the right from top to bottom are Joel Montalbano, NASA’s Head of Human Spaceflight Programs in Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko. Pettit, Kuipers and Kononenko will launch to the International Space Station Dec. 21 in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215038

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of R...

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (far left) and other Russian space officials spend time with the Expedition 30/31 prime crewmembers Dec. 6, 2011... more

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Expedition 30/31 backup crewmembers share a moment with Russian space officials in a ceremonial send off Dec. 6, 2011 prior to their departure for their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Dec. 8. From left to right are backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight Engineer Suni Williams and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The prime crew, Oleg Kononenko, NASA’s Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency are scheduled to launch Dec. 21 from Baikonur to the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215040

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Expeditio...

At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Expedition 30/31 backup crewmembers share a moment with Russian space officials in a ceremonial send off Dec. 6, 2011 prior to their departure for th... more

In the pre-dawn hours at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City, Russia on Dec. 8, 2011, the prime crewmembers who will round out Expedition 30 on the International Space Station answer questions from reporters prior to their departure for the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From left to right are NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency. Kononenko, Pettit and Kuipers will launch to the ISS on Dec. 21 in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215324

In the pre-dawn hours at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star...

In the pre-dawn hours at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City, Russia on Dec. 8, 2011, the prime crewmembers who will round out Expedition 30 on the International Space Station answer questions f... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the three crewmembers who will round out the Expedition 30 crew on the International Space Station share a light moment with Russian technicians as they inspect crew equipment hardware following a fit check in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft Dec. 9, 2011. NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit (far left), Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency (standing to Pettit’s left) and Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko (to Kuipers’ left) will launch Dec. 21 to the station from Baikonur.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215642

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the three crewmembers who wi...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the three crewmembers who will round out the Expedition 30 crew on the International Space Station share a light moment with Russian technicians as they inspect crew eq... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit flashes a smile as he climbs aboard his Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft Dec. 9, 2011 during a dress rehearsal fit check. Pettit will launch Dec. 21 to the International Space Station with Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215513

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Flight Enginee...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit flashes a smile as he climbs aboard his Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft Dec. 9, 2011 during a dress rehearsal fit check. Pettit will l... more

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers pose for pictures Dec. 11, 2011 in front of a statue of Sergei Korolev, the Russian Great Designer and driving force behind the launch of Yuri Gagarin to become the first human in space 50 years ago, during a ceremonial tour of historic landmarks in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. From left to right are backup Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and backup NASA Flight Engineer Suni Williams. The prime crewmembers, NASA’s Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency will launch to the International Space Station Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215645

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers pose for pictures Dec. 11, 2011 i...

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers pose for pictures Dec. 11, 2011 in front of a statue of Sergei Korolev, the Russian Great Designer and driving force behind the launch of Yuri Gagarin to become the first hu... more

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers pose for pictures with a Kazakh host inside a model of a primitive Kazakh hut-type house during a tour of a museum near their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Dec. 11, 2011. Clad in traditional Kazakh garb are backup Flight Engineer Suni Williams of NASA (second from the left), backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and backup Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The prime crewmembers, NASA’s Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency will launch to the International Space Station Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215646

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers pose for pictures with a Kazakh h...

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers pose for pictures with a Kazakh host inside a model of a primitive Kazakh hut-type house during a tour of a museum near their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Dec. 11, 20... more

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers sample local food served by a Kazakh host inside a model of a primitive Kazakh hut-type house during a tour of a museum near their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Dec. 11, 2011. Clad in traditional Kazakh garb are backup Flight Engineer Suni Williams of NASA (second from the left), backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and backup Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The prime crewmembers, NASA’s Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency will launch to the International Space Station Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215647

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers sample local food served by a Kaz...

The Expedition 30 backup crewmembers sample local food served by a Kazakh host inside a model of a primitive Kazakh hut-type house during a tour of a museum near their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Dec. 1... more

At their crew quarters at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko (center) and NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit (right) listen to a review of flight data file information from a training instructor Dec. 15, 2011 as the trio prepares for launch Dec. 21 to the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft from Baikonur.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215982

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

At their crew quarters at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko (center) and NASA Flight En... more

Braced against the cold of single digit temperatures, Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko (center) and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency (right) take a walk on the grounds of their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Dec. 15, 2011 as they prepare for launch on Dec. 21 in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft from Baikonur to the International Space Station.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e215983

Braced against the cold of single digit temperatures, Expedition 30 NA...

Braced against the cold of single digit temperatures, Expedition 30 NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko (center) and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency... more

At the Korolev Museum in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA signs a picture of a Soyuz rocket December 16, 2011 as he and his Expedition 30 crewmates enter the final days of preparations for launch December 21 on their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. Pettit, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency will spend five and a half months on the station.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e216367

At the Korolev Museum in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedi...

At the Korolev Museum in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA signs a picture of a Soyuz rocket December 16, 2011 as he and his Expedition 30 crewmates enter t... more

At the Korolev Museum in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews preparing for launch to the International Space Station to round out the Expedition 30 crew pose for pictures December 16, 2011 as they wrap up training for launch on Dec. 21 on the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. From left to right are backup Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, backup Flight Engineer Suni Williams of NASA, backup Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, the host greeting the crew in the museum, prime Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko, prime Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and prime Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA. Kononenko, Kuipers and Pettit will spend five and a half months on the complex.  Credit: NASA jsc2011e216368

At the Korolev Museum in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the pr...

At the Korolev Museum in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews preparing for launch to the International Space Station to round out the Expedition 30 crew pose for pictures December ... more

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket containing the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is positioned for mating with the rest of the rocket Dec. 18, 2011. Preparations continue for launch from Baikonur to the International Space Station on Dec. 21 with Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA jsc2011e216655

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

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket containing the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is positioned for mating with the rest of the rocket Dec... more

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket containing the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is positioned for mating with the rest of the rocket Dec. 18, 2011. Preparations continue for launch from Baikonur to the International Space Station on Dec. 21 with Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA jsc2011e216656

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

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket containing the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is positioned for mating with the rest of the rocket Dec... more

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket containing the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is mated with the rest of the rocket Dec. 18, 2011. Preparations continue for launch from Baikonur to the International Space Station on Dec. 21 with Expedition 30 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA jsc2011e216658

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

At the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket containing the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is mated with the rest of the rocket Dec. 18, 2011. Prep... more

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11   LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2011e218809

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition ...

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11   LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2011e218778

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition ...

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11   LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2011e218798

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition ...

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11   LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett jsc2011e218782

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition ...

PHOTO DATE: 12-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg. 30M, FCR-1 SUBJECT: Expedition 30 flight controllers on console in FCR-1 during the docking of Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the ISS. PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Harnett

PHOTO DATE: 01-12-12 LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio SUBJECT: Expedition 32 & 33 official crew portrait. Expedition 32: Sunita Williams, Akihiko Hoshide, Yuri Malenchenko.  Expedition 33: Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin. PHOTOGRAPHER:  BILL STAFFORD AND ROBERT MARKOWITZ iss033-s-002

PHOTO DATE: 01-12-12 LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio SUBJEC...

PHOTO DATE: 01-12-12 LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio SUBJECT: Expedition 32 & 33 official crew portrait. Expedition 32: Sunita Williams, Akihiko Hoshide, Yuri Malenchenko. Expedition 33: Kevin Ford,... more

Expedition 33/34 official crew portrait. (Soyuz 32S & 33S).  Expedition 33: Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin.  Expedition 34: Chris Hadfield (CSA), Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko.  Photo Date: January 19, 2012.  Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio.  Photographer: Robert Markowitz iss034-s-002

Expedition 33/34 official crew portrait. (Soyuz 32S & 33S). Expeditio...

Expedition 33/34 official crew portrait. (Soyuz 32S & 33S). Expedition 33: Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin. Expedition 34: Chris Hadfield (CSA), Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko. Photo Date: Jan... more

ISS030-E-078532 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078532

ISS030-E-078532 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078532 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-079953 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079953

ISS030-E-079953 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079953 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... more

ISS030-E-078537 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078537

ISS030-E-078537 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078537 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-078385 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078385

ISS030-E-078385 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078385 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-079949 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079949

ISS030-E-079949 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079949 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... more

ISS030-E-078488 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078488

ISS030-E-078488 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078488 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-079939 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079939

ISS030-E-079939 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079939 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... more

ISS030-E-078511 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078511

ISS030-E-078511 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078511 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-078377 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078377

ISS030-E-078377 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078377 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-078388 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078388

ISS030-E-078388 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078388 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-080048 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e080048

ISS030-E-080048 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, E...

ISS030-E-080048 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Stat... more

ISS030-E-078393 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078393

ISS030-E-078393 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078393 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-079943 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079943

ISS030-E-079943 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079943 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... more

ISS030-E-079919 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079919

ISS030-E-079919 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079919 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... more

ISS030-E-079956 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079956

ISS030-E-079956 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079956 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... more

ISS030-E-079955 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079955

ISS030-E-079955 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079955 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... more

ISS030-E-079991 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079991

ISS030-E-079991 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, E...

ISS030-E-079991 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Stat... more

ISS030-E-080004 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e080004

ISS030-E-080004 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, E...

ISS030-E-080004 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Stat... more

ISS030-E-078372 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078372

ISS030-E-078372 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078372 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... more

ISS030-E-080014 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e080014

ISS030-E-080014 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, E...

ISS030-E-080014 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Stat... more

(seated), flanked by Expedition 31 prime and backup crewmembers, signs a traditional cosmonauts' log at the site's Yuri Gagarin museum. Front at left is NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer, and at front row, right is Russian cosmonaut and flight engineer Sergei Revin. Back row,from left are Expedition 31 backup crewmembers Kevin Ford of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin. Acaba, Padalka and Revin are preparing for the launch May 15 that will take them to the International Space Station on the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2012e044888

(seated), flanked by Expedition 31 prime and backup crewmembers, signs...

(seated), flanked by Expedition 31 prime and backup crewmembers, signs a traditional cosmonauts' log at the site's Yuri Gagarin museum. Front at left is NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer, and at front r... more

JSC2012-E-044893 (25 April 2012) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow, Expedition 31 backup crew members Kevin Ford of NASA (left) and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy (center) and Evgeny Tarelkin (right) salute the site's Yuri Gagarin statue April 25, 2012 following their press conference. Expedition 31 prime crew members Joe Acaba of NASA and cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin (not pictured) ? are scheduled to launch on May 15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA jsc2012e044893

JSC2012-E-044893 (25 April 2012) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training...

JSC2012-E-044893 (25 April 2012) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow, Expedition 31 backup crew members Kevin Ford of NASA (left) and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novits... more

JSC2012-E-044894 (25 April 2012) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow, Expedition 31 backup crew members -- Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin (left), Oleg Novitskiy (center) and NASA astronaut Kevin Ford (right) -- pose before the site's Yuri Gagarin statue April 25, 2012 following their press conference. Expedition 31 prime crew members Joe Acaba of NASA and cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin (not pictured) ? are scheduled to launch on May 15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA jsc2012e044894

JSC2012-E-044894 (25 April 2012) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training...

JSC2012-E-044894 (25 April 2012) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow, Expedition 31 backup crew members -- Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin (left), Oleg Novitskiy... more

(26 April 2012) -- At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Expedition 31 backup crewmembers Kevin Ford of NASA (left), and Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy, field questions from Roscosmos officials April 26, 2012 prior to their departure May 2 for their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Prime crewmembers Gennady Padalka, Sergei Revin and Joe Acaba (not pictured) are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station May 15 in their Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA jsc2012e045628

(26 April 2012) -- At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Ag...

(26 April 2012) -- At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Expedition 31 backup crewmembers Kevin Ford of NASA (left), and Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy, field questions... more

(26 April 2012) -- At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (center left), and other Russian space officials spend time with the Expedition 31 prime and backup crew members April 26, 2012 prior to their departure May 2 for their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On the right from top to bottom are Expedition 31 backup crewmembers Kevin Ford, Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy, and prime crewmembers -- Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka (right center), flight engineer Sergei Revin and NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba. Padalka, Revin and Acaba are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station May 15 in their Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA jsc2012e045629

(26 April 2012) -- At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Ag...

(26 April 2012) -- At the headquarters of the Russian Federal Space Agency, the head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin (center left), and other Russian space officials spend time with the Expedition 31 prime and ... more

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures during their suited “fit check” dress rehearsal of launch day activities in advance of a May 15 launching in the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Seated from left to right in their “Sokol” launch and entry suits are Russian Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba. Standing behind them from left to right are backup crewmembers Evgeny Tarelkin, Oleg Novitskiy and Kevin Ford.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e049720

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 prime a...

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures during their suited “fit check” dress rehearsal of launch day activities in advance of a May 15 laun... more

Outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 prime and backup crews posed for pictures May 4, 2012 following the traditional raising of Russian, U.S. and Kazakh flags as part of their ceremonial activities leading up to the launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft May 15 to the International Space Station. From left to right are prime Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Sergei Revin and NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and backup crewmembers  Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin and Kevin Ford of NASA. Padalka, Revin and Acaba will launch to the station for a four-month mission on the orbital outpost.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e049920

Outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, t...

Outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 prime and backup crews posed for pictures May 4, 2012 following the traditional raising of Russian, U.S. and Kazakh flag... more

Outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 prime and backup crews conducted the traditional raising of Russian, U.S. and Kazakh flags May 4, 2012 as part of their ceremonial activities leading up to the launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft May 15 to the International Space Station. From left to right are prime Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, prime NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and backup NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford and backup Russian crewmembers Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin. Padalka, Revin and Acaba will launch to the station for a four-month mission on the orbital outpost.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e049919

Outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, t...

Outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 prime and backup crews conducted the traditional raising of Russian, U.S. and Kazakh flags May 4, 2012 as part of their ... more

In the town of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 backup crew participated in Victory Day celebration activities May 9, 2012 as they took a break from training for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M May 15 to the International Space Station. Victory Day commemorates the triumph of Russia over Nazi Germany in World War II, one of Russia’s most solemn occasions. From left to right holding flowers are backup NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford, backup Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and backup Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin. The prime crew, Gennady Padalka, Sergei Revin and NASA’s Joe Acaba, are training for their launch in the Soyuz vehicle on May 15 for a four-month mission on the orbital complex.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e051223

In the town of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 backup crew ...

In the town of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 backup crew participated in Victory Day celebration activities May 9, 2012 as they took a break from training for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M May 15... more

Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crewmembers for the Expedition 31/32 increments on the International Space Station pose for pictures May 10, 2012 during a break from training for the upcoming launch of the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft to the orbital complex. From left to right are prime Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, prime Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, prime Flight Engineer Joe Acaba of NASA, backup Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin, backup Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and backup Flight Engineer Kevin Ford of NASA. Acaba, Padalka and Revin will launch on May 15 from Baikonur to begin a four-month mission on the station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e051258

Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the ...

Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crewmembers for the Expedition 31/32 increments on the International Space Station pose for pictures May 10, 2012 during a ... more

At the historic museum near the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 backup and prime crews pose for pictures May 11, 2012 in front of the mural depicting the likeness of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space. The photo session took place as training for the launch of Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Joe Acaba of NASA and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin drew to a close for their liftoff May 15 in their Soyuz TMA-04 spacecraft to begin a four-month mission on the International Space Station. From left to right are backup crewmembers Oleg Novitskiy, Kevin Ford of NASA and Evgeny Tarelkin, and the prime crew, Padalka, Revin and Acaba. In the foreground are replicas of the small cottages Gagarin and the Russian space program’s “Great Designer”, Sergei Korolev slept in on the eve of Gagarin’s launch on April 12, 1961. The real cottages are located near the museum in Baikonur.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e051524

At the historic museum near the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome ...

At the historic museum near the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Expedition 31/32 backup and prime crews pose for pictures May 11, 2012 in front of the mural depicting the likeness of Yu... more

ISS031-E-120387 (14 June 2012) --- Expedition 31 crew members pose for an in-flight crew photo in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station. Pictured on the front row are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (center), commander; along with NASA astronaut Don Pettit (left) and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers, both flight engineers. Pictured from the left (back row) are NASA astronaut Joe Acaba; along with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, all flight engineers. iss031e120387

ISS031-E-120387 (14 June 2012) --- Expedition 31 crew members pose for...

ISS031-E-120387 (14 June 2012) --- Expedition 31 crew members pose for an in-flight crew photo in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station. Pictured on the front row are Russian cosmonaut Ol... more