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Expedition 25 Crew Prepares for Launch
09.27.10
Expedition 25 prime and backup crew
JSC2010-E-167402 (27 Sept. 2010) --- 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 Sept. 27, 2010. From left to right are prime crew flight engineers Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly, joined by backup crew members Sergei Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ron Garan. Kelly, Kaleri and Skripochka are completing training for their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2010-E-167395 (26 Sept. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Expedition 25 flight engineer, suits up Sept. 26, 2010 for a checkout of the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft in which he and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, both flight engineers, will launch in Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167396 (26 Sept. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri (left) and Oleg Skripochka, both Expedition 25 flight engineers, share a thought Sept. 26, 2010. The two are preparing for a suited checkout of the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft they and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, flight engineer, will launch in Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167397 (26 Sept. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Expedition 25 flight engineer, undergoes leak checks to his Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 26, 2010. He and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (both out of frame), flight engineers, are preparing for their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167398 (26 Sept. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Expedition 25 flight engineer, checks his Sokol launch and entry suit Sept. 26, 2010. Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (both out of frame), flight engineers, are preparing for their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167399 (26 Sept. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly; along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (seated, left to right), all Expedition 25 flight engineers, discuss the progress of their launch preparations Sept. 26, 2010. Looking on are their backups, Ron Garan, Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko (standing, left to right) as the prime crew prepared to check out the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft in which it will launch in Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167400 (26 Sept. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly; along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (left to right), all Expedition 25 flight engineers, take a moment to pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft during a training and Soyuz inspection exercise Sept. 26, 2010. The three are preparing for launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167401 (27 Sept. 2010) --- 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 Sept. 27, 2010. From left to right are Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka raising the Russian flag; NASA astronaut Ron Garan, backup flight engineer, joining NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, prime crew member, to raise the American flag; and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko (hidden), backup crew members, raising the Kazakh flag. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167403 (27 Sept. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime crew of Expedition 25 pose for a picture after conducting the traditional raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters Sept. 27, 2010. From left to right are flight engineers Scott Kelly of NASA, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka. The three crew members are completing training for their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov



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JSC2010-E-167404 (25 Sept. 2010) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka (left) and Alexander Kaleri (center); along with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, all Expedition 25 flight engineers, answer questions from reporters as they prepare to depart Sept. 25, 2010 for their launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan for their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Amiko Kauderer