Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Oleg Novitskiy eats a snack near the galley in the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station. Credit: NASAThe three Expedition 34 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station participated in emergency response drills and conducted a variety of science experiments Thursday, while three additional crew members took part in a news conference as preparations for their upcoming launch to the orbiting outpost continue.
Expedition 34 Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield (left), Roman Romanenko (center) and Tom Marshburn (right) clasp hands for reporters and photojournalists at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia Nov. 28, 2012 during the second of two days of flight qualification exams. Credit: NASAAfter receiving their formal certification for flight after two days of qualification exams, three additional Expedition 34 crew members, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, held their traditional news conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. They later traveled into Moscow to tour Red Square and the Kremlin, highlighted by the laying of flowers at the Kremlin Wall where Russian space icons are interred.