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10.10.08
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JSC2008-E-122489 (10 Oct. 2008) --- Preparations are underway for liftoff of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft as the transporter-emplacer rotates the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz spacecraft to the vertical position as a part of its installation on the launch system. At sunrise, the Soyuz was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry new residents and a spaceflight participant to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott will launch aboard the Soyuz and arrive at the station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2008-E-122467 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2008-E-122468 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station.  Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2008-E-122469 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The railway tracks that lead to the launch pad from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan are photographed during launch preparations for the Expedition 18 launch to the International Space Station scheduled for Oct. 12, 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2008-E-122471 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The sun rises on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan during launch preparations for the Expedition 18 launch to the International Space Station scheduled for Oct. 12, 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122475 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122476 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122477 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122478 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122479 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122480 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122481 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122482 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122483 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122484 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122485 (10 Oct. 2008) --- The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122486 (10 Oct. 2008) --- Preparations are underway for liftoff of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft as the transporter-emplacer rotates the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz spacecraft to the vertical position as a part of its installation on the launch system. At sunrise, the Soyuz was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry new residents and a spaceflight participant to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott will launch aboard the Soyuz and arrive at the station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA /Victor Zelentsov


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JSC2008-E-122487 (10 Oct. 2008) --- Preparations are underway for liftoff of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft as the transporter-emplacer rotates the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz spacecraft to the vertical position as a part of its installation on the launch system. At sunrise, the Soyuz was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry new residents and a spaceflight participant to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott will launch aboard the Soyuz and arrive at the station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122488 (10 Oct. 2008) --- Preparations are underway for liftoff of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft as the transporter-emplacer rotates the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz spacecraft to the vertical position as a part of its installation on the launch system. At sunrise, the Soyuz was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry new residents and a spaceflight participant to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott will launch aboard the Soyuz and arrive at the station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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JSC2008-E-122491 (10 Oct. 2008) --- Preparations are underway for liftoff of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft as the transporter-emplacer rotates the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz spacecraft to the vertical position as a part of its installation on the launch system. At sunrise, the Soyuz was transported by railcar to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 10, 2008 for launch Oct. 12 to carry new residents and a spaceflight participant to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 18 flight engineer; and American spaceflight participant Richard Garriott will launch aboard the Soyuz and arrive at the station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls