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Watching football game, Star City, West Virginia

Watching football game, Star City, West Virginia

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Watching football game, Star City, West Virginia

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Watching football game, Star City...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Watching a football game, Star City, West Virginia

Watching a football game, Star City, West Virginia

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Memorial Plaque for Yuri Gagarin

Memorial Plaque for Yuri Gagarin

(January 21, 1971) Dr. George M. Low, acting administrator of NASA, presented to the USSR on January 21, 1971, a plaque in memory of Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who made the first flight into space on April 1... more

Thomas Stafford Trains in Soviet Simulator for ASTP

Thomas Stafford Trains in Soviet Simulator for ASTP

(October 17, 1972) Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford (left), veteran of 3 US space flights, "flew" the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft simulator with Maj. Gen. Andriyan G. Nikolayev, veteran of two Soviet Space flights, du... more

Soyuz Spacecraft Mock-up on Display in Star City

Soyuz Spacecraft Mock-up on Display in Star City

A mock-up of the USSR Soyuz spacecraft on display at the Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City) near Moscow. The Soyuz, mounted horizontally, was exhibited at the Paris air show in May- June 1973 in a docked con... more

Mock-ups of USSR Soyuz spacecraft on display at Star City

Mock-ups of USSR Soyuz spacecraft on display at Star City

S74-24675 (June 1974) --- Two mock-ups of the USSR Soyuz spacecraft which are on display at the Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City) near Moscow. The Soyuz spacecraft mounted vertically on the left is a traini... more

Close-up view of descent vehicle of Soyuz spacecraft training mock-up

Close-up view of descent vehicle of Soyuz spacecraft training mock-up

S74-24677 (June 1974) --- A close-up view of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz spacecraft training mock-up on display at the Cosmonuat Training Center (Star City) near Moscow. The open hatch reveals the interior... more

TRAINING - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) (MOSCOW)

TRAINING - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) (MOSCOW)

S74-25259 (June 1974) --- Four crewmen of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission are photographed beside a Soyuz spacecraft trainer during ASTP crew training activity at the Cosmonaut Training Ce... more

ASTP Training at Star City

ASTP Training at Star City

(April 25, 1975) Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov (left) and astronaut Thomas P. Stafford take part in Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP)joint crew training at the Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City) near Moscow. Th... more

Interior View of Soyuz Spacecraft Mock-up

Interior View of Soyuz Spacecraft Mock-up

(1975) An interior view of the orbital module of a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft mock-up, located at the Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City) near Moscow. This view shows a Soviet test engineer drinking from a water... more

SIMULATIONS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP)

SIMULATIONS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP)

S75-24899 (April 1975) --- An exhibit illustrating the space suits designed for the Soviet cosmonaut crewmen of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project docking mission in Earth orbit. These were on displa... more

SIMULATIONS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - USSR

SIMULATIONS - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) - USSR

S75-24926 (April 1975) --- Cosmonaut Aleksey A. Leonov, commander of the Soviet ASTP prime crew, practices with a training mock-up of the ASTP commemorative medal during Apollo-Soyuz Test Project activity at th... more

Launch Preparations - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) - USSR

Launch Preparations - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) - USSR

S75-25615 (April 1975) --- The Soviet Soyuz spacecraft for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission is seen during prelaunch preparations at the Baikonur launch complex near Tyuratam in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist... more

American ASTP crewmen briefed on operation of consoles in main control room

American ASTP crewmen briefed on operation of consoles in main control...

S75-25619 (25 April 1975) --- A group of American ASTP crewmen is briefed on the operation of the consoles in the main control room at the ASTP flight control center at the Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City)... more

Cosmonauts Kubasov and Leonov participate in English language training

Cosmonauts Kubasov and Leonov participate in English language training

S75-32340 (July 1975) --- Cosmonauts Valeriy N. Kubasov (left) and Aleksey A. Leonov participate in English language training during Apollo-Soyuz Test Project preflight preparations at the Cosmonaut Training Ce... more

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

Astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar in a cosmonaut space suit in the Training Simulator Facility at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City), near Moscow, Russia. In March 1995, astronaut Norman E. Thagard is s... more

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

S94-45643 (20 Sept 1994) --- Astronaut Norman E. Thagard in a cosmonaut space suit in the Training Simulator Facility at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City), near Moscow, Russia. In March 1995, a... more

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

S94-45647 (20 Sept 1994) --- Astronaut's Norman E. Thagard and Bonnie J. Dunbar by the Mir Space Station simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City), near Moscow, Russia. In March 1995, astr... more

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

Astronauts Norman E. Thagard and Bonnie J. Dunbar in cosmonaut space suits in the Training Simulator Facility at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City), near Moscow, Russia. In March 1995, astronaut ... more

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

Astronaut Norman E. Thagard in a cosmonaut space suit in the Training Simulator Facility at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City), near Moscow, Russia. In March 1995, astronaut Thagard is scheduled ... more

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

STS-71 astronauts training in Russia

Astronaut Norman E. Thagard getting into a cosmonaut space suit in the Training Simulator Facility at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City), near Moscow, Russia.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

STS068-236-027 (30 September-11 October 1994) --- The STS-68 crewmembers used a 70mm camera to photograph this early morning nadir view of wheel-shaped Moscow. Star City, Russia facility, north of the city, is ... more

Mir Training Facility

Mir Training Facility

A full-scale mockup of Russia's Space Station serves as one of the several training aids for cosmonaut flights aboard the orbiting laboratory. The core module - called Mir, for world of space - was launched in ... more

Mir training Facility view

Mir training Facility view

S95-04319 (22 Feb 1995) --- The neutral buoyancy facility at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, is used for underwater training for missions aboard the Russian Mir Space Station. The f... more

Mir Training Facility

Mir Training Facility

S95-04320 (22 Feb 1995) --- A full-scale mockup of Russia's Space Station with the core module called Mir in the center. Other modules connected to the core include Kvant, Kvant II and Kristall. The mockup at... more

Gagarin monument view

Gagarin monument view

A monument in honor of cosmonaut Yuriy A. Gagarin, the first human to fly in space, stands in front of a cosmonaut apartment building at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. At the time t... more

STS-91 Mission Specialist Wendy B. Lawrence is ready to go as her flight suit gets a final checkout in the Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building. The fitting takes place prior to the crew walkout and transport to Launch Pad 39A. She is a commander in the Navy and is on her third Shuttle mission and second trip to Mir. Lawrence has served as Director of Operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, and has also trained for a Shuttle-Mir flight. Lawrence will also on the flight deck during ascent and re-entry as flight engineer. In this capacity, she will be on-hand to support the commander and copilot in these critical parts of the flight. She will also have primary responsibility for all Shuttle-Mir transfer operations and science experiments in the middeck crew cabin area. STS-91 is scheduled to be launched on June 2 with a launch window opening around 6:10 p.m. EDT. The mission will feature the ninth and final Shuttle docking with the Russian space station Mir, the first Mir docking for Discovery, the first on-orbit test of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), and the first flight of the new Space Shuttle super lightweight external tank. Astronaut Andrew S. W. Thomas will return to Earth as a STS91 crew member after living more than four months aboard Mir KSC-98pc678

STS-91 Mission Specialist Wendy B. Lawrence is ready to go as her flig...

STS-91 Mission Specialist Wendy B. Lawrence is ready to go as her flight suit gets a final checkout in the Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building. The fitting takes place prior to the crew walkout and transport... more

STS088-S-001 (September 1998) --- Designed by the crew members, this STS-88 patch commemorates the first assembly flight to carry United States-built hardware for constructing the International Space Station (ISS). This flight's primary task is to assemble the cornerstone of the space station: the Node with the Functional Cargo Block (FGB). The rising sun symbolizes the dawning of a new era of international cooperation in space and the beginning of a new program: the International Space Station. The Earth scene outlines the countries of the Station Partners: the United States, Russia, those of the European Space Agency (ESA), Japan, and Canada. Along with the Pressurized Mating Adapters (PMA) and the Functional Cargo Block, the Node is shown in the final mated configuration while berthed to the space shuttle during the STS-88/2A mission. The Big Dipper Constellation points the way to the North Star, a guiding light for pioneers and explorers for generations. In the words of the crew, "These stars symbolize the efforts of everyone, including all the countries involved in the design and construction of the International Space Station, guiding us into the future."    The NASA insignia design for space shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the forms of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, the change will be publicly announced. Photo credit: NASA sts088-s-001

STS088-S-001 (September 1998) --- Designed by the crew members, this S...

STS088-S-001 (September 1998) --- Designed by the crew members, this STS-88 patch commemorates the first assembly flight to carry United States-built hardware for constructing the International Space Station (I... more

99-E-14665 (27 February 1999) --- Astronauts Edward T. Lu (left) and Jeffrey N. Williams check out full-scale training hardware for the International Space Station (ISS) in the Hydrolab facility at Star City, Russia.  The two mission specialists, along with other members of the STS-101 crew, are currently in training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center for next year's STS-101 mission to the International Space Station (ISS).    Editor's Note:  Since this photograph was taken, changes in crew personnel have been made.  Cosmonauts Yuri I.  Malenchenko and Boris V. Morukov, along with astronaut Edward T. Lu were moved to STS-106.  Astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms, and cosmonaut Yury   V. Usachev were added to the STS-101 crew.  Malenchenko, Morukov and Usachev all represent the Russian Space Agency (RSA). 99e14665

99-E-14665 (27 February 1999) --- Astronauts Edward T. Lu (left) and J...

99-E-14665 (27 February 1999) --- Astronauts Edward T. Lu (left) and Jeffrey N. Williams check out full-scale training hardware for the International Space Station (ISS) in the Hydrolab facility at Star City, R... more

99-E-14662 (27 February 1999)--- From the left, astronauts Jeffrey N. Williams and Edward T. Lu, along with cosmonaut  Yuri I. Malenchenko, familiarize themselves with training hardware at the Hydrolab facility in Star City, Russia.  The three mission specialists, along with other members of their seven person crew, are currently training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center for next year's scheduled STS-101 mission to the International Space Station (ISS).     Editor's Note:  Since this photograph was taken, changes in crew personnel have been made.  Cosmonauts Yuri I.  Malenchenko and Boris V. Morukov, along with astronaut Edward T. Lu were moved to STS-106.  Astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms, and cosmonaut Yury   V. Usachev were added to the STS-101 crew.  Malenchenko, Morukov and Usachev all represent the Russian Space Agency (RSA). 99e14662

99-E-14662 (27 February 1999)--- From the left, astronauts Jeffrey N. ...

99-E-14662 (27 February 1999)--- From the left, astronauts Jeffrey N. Williams and Edward T. Lu, along with cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, familiarize themselves with training hardware at the Hydrolab facility... more

Space Radar Image of Star City, Russia

Space Radar Image of Star City, Russia

This radar image shows the Star City cosmonaut training center, east of Moscow, Russia. Four American astronauts are training here for future long-duration flights aboard the Russian Mir space station. These jo... more

99-E-14654 (October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission specialist, is assisted by SCUBA-equipped divers during  a rehearsal of STS-106 space walk chores  in the Hydrolab facility at Star City, Russia.  Also participating in this simulation but out of frame here was cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, mission specialist who represents the Russian Space Agency (RSA). 99e14654

99-E-14654 (October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission speciali...

99-E-14654 (October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission specialist, is assisted by SCUBA-equipped divers during a rehearsal of STS-106 space walk chores in the Hydrolab facility at Star City, Russia. A... more

99-E-14657 (October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission specialist, is assisted by SCUBA-equipped divers during an underwater rehearsal of STS-106 space walk chores in the Hydrolab facility at Star City, Russia. Also participating in this simulation but out of frame here was cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, mission specialist representing the Russian Space Agency (RSA). 99e14657

99-E-14657 (October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission speciali...

99-E-14657 (October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission specialist, is assisted by SCUBA-equipped divers during an underwater rehearsal of STS-106 space walk chores in the Hydrolab facility at Star City, ... more

99-E-14658 (6-7 October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission specialist for STS-106, egresses a training version of the extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) space suit at the Hydrolab facility in Star City, Russia. Lu's two-day training session marked only the second time that the EMU  has been used in exercises in the Russian underwater lab. 99e14658

99-E-14658 (6-7 October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission spec...

99-E-14658 (6-7 October 1999) --- Astronaut Edward T. Lu, mission specialist for STS-106, egresses a training version of the extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) space suit at the Hydrolab facility in Star City, ... more

99-E-14652 (6 October 1999) --- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, center, monitors a space walk rehearsal in  the Hydrolab facility at Star City, Russia.  Also looking on is Michael Hess (foreground), NASA's mission EVA officer.  The aquarium-like viewing windows allow observers to be on eye-level with the astronauts training in the pool. The STS-106 crew is currently in Russia preparing for its scheduled visit to the International Space Station (ISS). 99e14652

99-E-14652 (6 October 1999) --- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, center,...

99-E-14652 (6 October 1999) --- Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, center, monitors a space walk rehearsal in the Hydrolab facility at Star City, Russia. Also looking on is Michael Hess (foreground), NASA's missi... more

Expedition 6 Landing

Expedition 6 Landing

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, right, along with Russian space officials welcome the crew of Expedition 6 as they return from Kazakhstan and the landing of their Soyuz capsule on Tuesday, May 4, 2003 in Star ... more

Expedition 6 Landing

Expedition 6 Landing

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, left, visits with Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, far right and his brother on Tuesday, May 4, 2003, in Star City, Russia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Expedition 6 Landing

Expedition 6 Landing

Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox is hugged by his wife Annie as he shakes hands with Russian Federal Space Agency Director Yuri Koptev, right, after returning, Tuesday, May 4, 2003, to Star City, Russia. Ph... more

STAR CITY, RUSSIA -  NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) visits with Expedition Six Commander Ken  Bowersox (right) and his brother (center). The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1536

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) visits wit...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (left) visits with Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox (right) and his brother (center). The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the ... more

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia.  NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (L) visits with Expedition Six Commander Ken  Bowersox (R) and his brother (C). Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1536

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (L) v...

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (L) visits with Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox (R) and his brother (C). Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls"

STAR CITY, RUSSIA -  NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (R) along with Russian Space officials welcomes the crew of Expedition Six as they return from Kazakhstan and the landing of their Soyuz capsule. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1534

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (R) along with Ru...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (R) along with Russian Space officials welcomes the crew of Expedition Six as they return from Kazakhstan and the landing of their Soyuz capsule. The Expedit... more

STAR CITY, RUSSIA -  Russian Space Agency Director Yuri Koptev shakes hands with Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, as Bowersox is also hugged by his wife Annie. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1535

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Russian Space Agency Director Yuri Koptev shakes ...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Russian Space Agency Director Yuri Koptev shakes hands with Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, as Bowersox is also hugged by his wife Annie. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in sp... more

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia.  Russian Space Agency Director Yuri Koptev shakes hands with Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, as bowersox is also hugged by his wife Annie.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1535

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia. Russian Space Agency Director Yuri Ko...

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia. Russian Space Agency Director Yuri Koptev shakes hands with Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, as bowersox is also hugged by his wife Annie. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls"

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia.  NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (R) along with Russian Space officials welcomes the crew of Expedition Six as they return from Kazakhstan and the landing of their Soyuz capsule. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1534

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (R) a...

May 4, 2003, Star City, Russia. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (R) along with Russian Space officials welcomes the crew of Expedition Six as they return from Kazakhstan and the landing of their Soyuz capsule.... more

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin, left, Commander Ken Bowersox and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit, right, answer questions during a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmo... more

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin, left, Commander Ken Bowersox and International Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit, right, pose for photos at a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Train... more

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin, left, Commander Ken Bowersox and International Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit, right, pose for photos at a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Train... more

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, left and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit speak during a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Thursday,... more

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 Press Conference

Expedition 6 International Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit speaks during a press conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Thursday, May 6, 2003. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bi... more

May 6, 2003.  Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1540

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikola...

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls"

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (large), Commander Ken Bowersox (center),  and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (right) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.    The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1537

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (la...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (large), Commander Ken Bowersox (center), and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (right) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin... more

May 6, 2003.  Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox speaks at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1539

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox...

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox speaks at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls"

May 6, 2003.  Star City, Russia. Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1541

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Offic...

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls"

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1541

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in ... more

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (left), Commander Ken Bowersox (center),  and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (right) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1538

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (le...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (left), Commander Ken Bowersox (center), and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (right) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin ... more

STAR CITY, RUSSIA -  Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox speaks at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1539

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox speaks at a...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox speaks at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 mannin... more

May 6, 2003.  Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (L), Commander Ken Bowersox (C),  and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (R) answer questions during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1542

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikola...

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (L), Commander Ken Bowersox (C), and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (R) answer questions during a Press Conference at the Ga... more

May 6, 2003.  Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (L), Commander Ken Bowersox (C),  and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (R) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1537

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikola...

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (L), Commander Ken Bowersox (C), and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (R) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin... more

May 6, 2003.  Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (L), Commander Ken Bowersox (C),  and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (R) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd1538

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikola...

May 6, 2003. Star City, Russia. Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (L), Commander Ken Bowersox (C), and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (R) pose for photos at a Press Conference at the Gagarin... more

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1540

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin spe...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin speaks during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in spac... more

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (left), Commander Ken Bowersox (center),  and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (right) answer questions during a Press Conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.  The Expedition Six crew spent 161 days in space, 159 manning the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-03pd1542

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (le...

STAR CITY, RUSSIA - Expedition Six Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin (left), Commander Ken Bowersox (center), and NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit (right) answer questions during a Press Conference at the Gag... more

Expedition 8 Arrival

Expedition 8 Arrival

Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale, right, along with Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri, center, are joined by European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain at the Gagar... more

October 12, 2003, Star City, Russia.  Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale (right) and Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri  (center) are joined by European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow to pose for pictures prior to their departure for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the October 18th launch on a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 03pd2792

October 12, 2003, Star City, Russia. Expedition 8 Commander Michael F...

October 12, 2003, Star City, Russia. Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale (right) and Expedition 8 Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri (center) are joined by European Space Agency Astronaut P... more

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Preflight

Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Salizhan Sharipov and Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Officer Leroy Chiao, standing left to right, answer questions from... more

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Officer Leroy Chiao, sixth from left, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Salizhan Sharipov and Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin, fifth from left, join VIP’s ... more

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Officer Leroy Chiao, right, Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Salizhan Sharipov and Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin, left, pose for photos Monday, Oct. 4, ... more

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Officer Leroy Chiao, left, and Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Salizhan Sharipov invite VIP’s in for the crew departure breakfast prior to their departure from Star ... more

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Preflight

Expedition 10 Commander and NASA Science Officer Leroy Chiao, second from left, and Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Salizhan Sharipov greet the first woman to fly in space, Valentina Tereshkova, right, prio... more

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Landing

Renita Fincke, left, watches her husband, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and Expedition 9 Flight Engineer depart from the crew bus while holding her 4 month-old baby Tarali Fincke, Sunday, October 24, 2004 in St... more

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Landing

Russian Federal Space Agency Deputy General-Director Nikolai Moiseev, center, Renita Fincke, wife of Expedition 9 Flight Engineer Michael Fincke, second from right with baby, and other officials and family memb... more

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Landing

Renita Fincke follows the arrival of her husband, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center while holding their 4 month-old baby Tarali Fincke, Sunday, October 24, 2004, in Star Ci... more

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Landing

Renita Fincke, right, awaits the arrival of her husband NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, while holding their 4 month-old baby Tarali, Sunday, October 24, 2004, in Star City, Russia. Astronaut Terry Virts, Center... more

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka, center, and Expedition 9 Flight Engineer Michael Fincke, background, exit the Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Center's airplane to an awaiting crowd of officials and family m... more

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Landing

The crew return bus pulls away from the Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Center's airplane in Star City, Russia. The Soyuz capsule carrying Expedition 9 Flight Engineer Michael Fincke, Expedition 9 Commander Gennad... more

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Landing

Expedition 9 Flight Engineer Michael Fincke, lower left, greets his wife and children for the first time in six months after exiting the Gargarin Cosmonaut Training Center's airplane in Star City, Russia, Sunda... more

Expedition 11 Arrival

Expedition 11 Arrival

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, left, Flight Engineer John Phillips bid farewell as they depart the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center training base, Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Star City, Russia to tra... more

Expedition 11 Arrival

Expedition 11 Arrival

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, center, Flight Engineer John Phillips, left, and European Space Agency Astronaut Roberto Vittori, of Italy, answer questions from the media prior to their departure from... more

Expedition 11 Arrival

Expedition 11 Arrival

European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori, of Italy, waves to well-wishers upon departure from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center training base, Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Star City, Russia. Vittori w... more

Expedition 11 Arrival

Expedition 11 Arrival

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, center, accompanied by Flight Engineer John Phillips, left, and European Space Agency Astronaut Roberto Vittori of Italy are seen at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Cente... more