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Expedition 25 Prelaunch Preparations
09.17.10
Scott Kelly, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka
JSC2010-E-132981 (17 Sept. 2010) --- As part of their ceremonial preflight activities, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Expedition 25 flight engineer; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri, Soyuz commander; and Oleg Skripochka, flight engineer, posed for pictures in front of the Tsar Bell at the Kremlin in Moscow Sept. 17, 2010 as they prepare for the launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a 5 ½ month stay on the International Space Station. Photo credit: Jeremiah Maddix/NASA

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JSC2010-E-132982 (17 Sept. 2010) --- At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 25 Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri (left) lays flowers in a ceremonial tribute to Russian icons Sept. 17, 2010 while NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, flight engineer, looks on as part of activities leading to their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft along with Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to spend 5 ½ months on the International Space Station. Photo credit: Ron Garan/NASA



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JSC 2010-E-132983 (17 Sept. 2010) --- At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Expedition 25 Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri (foreground) and Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA lay flowers in a ceremonial tribute to Russian icons Sept. 17, 2010 as part of activities leading to their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft along with cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, flight engineer, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to spend 5 ½ months on the International Space Station. Photo credit: Ron Garan/NASA



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JSC2010-E-132984 (17 Sept. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (left), Expedition 25 flight engineer, and Alexander Kaleri, Soyuz commander, engage in a question and answer session with reporters during a news conference Sept. 17, 2010 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Kelly, Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, flight engineer, will launch in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) for a 5 ½ month stay on the International Space Station. Photo credit: Stephanie Stoll/NASA



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JSC2010-E-132985 (17 Sept. 2010) --- In front of the Tsar Bell at the Kremlin in Moscow, Expedition 25 prime and backup crew members were joined by NASA officials and friends as they posed for pictures as part of ceremonial activities leading to the launch of the Expedition 25 crew in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time). Among those at the Kremlin were NASA astronaut Ron Garan (fourth from left), backup flight engineer; Soyuz commander Sergei Volkov (fifth from left), Oleg Kononenko (sixth from left), backup flight engineer; Oleg Skripochka (fifth from the right), Expedition 25 prime flight engineer prime Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri (fourth from the right) and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (third from the right), flight engineer. Photo credit: Stephanie Stoll/NASA



Oleg Skripochka, Alexander Kaleri and Scott Kelly › View high resolution
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JSC2010-E-132986 (17 Sept. 2010) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka (left), Expedition 25 flight engineer, and Alexander Kaleri (center), Soyuz commander, and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (right), flight engineer, pose for pictures in front of the Tsar Cannon at the Kremlin in Moscow Sept. 17, 2010 as part of the ceremonial activities leading to their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month stay on the International Space Station. Photo credit: Stephanie Stoll/NASA



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JSC2010-E-132987 (17 Sept. 2010) --- Backup Expedition 25 crew members Ron Garan of NASA (left) and cosmonauts Sergei Volkov (center) and Oleg Kononenko (right) pose for pictures in front of the Tsar Cannon at the Kremlin in Moscow Sept. 17, 2010 as they joined prime crew members Scott Kelly, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (all out of frame) in ceremonial activities leading up to the launch of Kelly, Kaleri and Skripochka to the International Space Station Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a 5 ½ month stay on the International Space Station. Photo credit: Stephanie Stoll/NASA



Expedition 25 Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri and Flight Engineer Scott Kelly › View high resolution
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JSC2010-E-133069 (17 Sept. 2010) --- With Expedition 25 Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri looking on, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, flight engineer, lays flowers at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow Sept. 17, 2010 in a traditional ceremony as he, and cosmonauts Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, flight engineer, prepare for their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Kelly, Kaleri and Skripochka will dock their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft to the International Space Station to begin a 5 ½ month stay on the complex. Photo credit: NASA/Lisa Polansky



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JSC2010-E-133070 (17 Sept. 2010) --- After laying flowers at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow in a traditional ceremony Sept. 17, 2010, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka (left), Expedition 25 flight engineer; Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri (center); and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (right), flight engineer, pose for pictures as they prepare for their launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft bound for 5 ½ months on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Lisa Polansky



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JSC2010-E-133071 (17 Sept. 2010) --- With St. Basil's Cathedral serving as a panoramic backdrop, the prime and backup crew members for Expedition 25 to the International Space Station pose for pictures at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow Sept. 17, 2010. From left to right are Expedition 25 backup flight engineer Oleg Kononenko, backup Soyuz commander Sergei Volkov, backup NASA flight engineer Ron Garan, prime Expedition 25 flight engineer Oleg Skripochka, Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri and NASA flight engineer Scott Kelly. Kaleri, Kelly and Skripochka will launch Oct. 8 (Kazakhstan time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month stay on the station. Photo credit: NASA/Lisa Polansky