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Expedition 17 and Expedition 18 Crews
10.27.08
iss017e021368 -- Expedition 17 and Expedition 18 Crews ISS017-E-021368 (23 Oct. 2008) --- Pictured from left to right, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 flight engineer; Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer; Sergei Volkov, Expedition 17 commander; astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott; and astronaut Greg Chamitoff, Expedition 18 flight engineer, take a moment for a group photo in the Harmony node of the International Space Station as final preparations are being made for the departure of Volkov, Kononenko and Garriott in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft.

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ISS017-E-021343 (22 Oct. 2008) --- Crewmembers aboard the International Space Station pose for a group portrait during the ceremony of Changing-of-Command from Expedition 17 to Expedition 18 in the Harmony node. From the left are cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Volkov, Expedition 17 flight engineer and commander, respectively; astronaut Greg Chamitoff, Expedition 18 flight engineer; astronaut Michael Fincke and cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 commander and flight engineer, respectively.

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ISS017-E-021299 (17 Oct. 2008) --- Crewmembers aboard the International Space Station participate in a news conference in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. From the right (background) are astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer; astronaut Greg Chamitoff, Expedition 17/18 flight engineer; cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott. Cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Expedition 17 commander, is out of frame.

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ISS017-E-021295 (16 Oct. 2008) --- Cosmonaut Sergei Volkov (left), Expedition 17 commander, and astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, take a moment for a photo in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station during handover operations between the newly arrived Expedition 18 crew and the off-going Expedition 17 crew.

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ISS017-E-021362 (22 Oct. 2008) --- Astronauts Greg Chamitoff (left), Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 flight engineer and commander, respectively; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott pose for a photo in the Harmony node of the International Space Station. Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) float freely in the foreground.