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Expedition 18 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
10.07.08
jsc2008e121696 -- Expedition 18

JSC2008-E-121696 (7 Oct. 2008) --- Spaceflight participant Richard Garriott; cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer; and astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, pose for pictures Oct. 7 in front of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft at a processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan following their final inspection of the vehicle prior to its scheduled launch Oct. 12, 2008 to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2008-E-121694 (7 Oct. 2008) --- Astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer; and spaceflight participant Richard Garriott pose for pictures Oct. 7 in front of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft at a processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan following their final inspection of the vehicle prior to its launch Oct. 12, 2008 to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov


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JSC2008-E-121695 (7 Oct. 2008) --- Spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer; astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; backup spaceflight participant Nik Halik, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, backup Expedition 18 commander; and astronaut Michael Barratt, Expedition 18 backup flight engineer, report the results of their final inspection of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft to Russian space officials at the integration facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Oct. 7. The prime crew and Garriott are near the end of prelaunch preparations for liftoff Oct. 12 to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov


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JSC2008-E-121697 (7 Oct. 2008) --- Astronaut Michael Barratt, Nik Halik, cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Lonchakov, along with astronaut Michael Fincke and Richard Garriott pose for pictures with Baikonur Cosmodrome officials after a tour of their launch pad Oct. 7. Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer; and spaceflight participant Garriott are scheduled to launch in the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft Oct. 12 to the International Space Station. Padalka is backup commander for the station crew, with Barratt serving as backup flight engineer. Halik serves as backup for the spaceflight participant. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov


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JSC2008-E-121698 (7 Oct. 2008) --- Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, backup Expedition 18 commander; backup spaceflight participant Nik Halik; astronaut Michael Barratt (partially hidden), backup flight engineer for Expedition 18; cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer; astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; and spaceflight participant Richard Garriott look at a model of the Russian Sputnik satellite during a tour at the historic Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Oct. 7. This tour is part of traditional prelaunch activities that will lead to the launch of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft Oct. 12 to the International Space Station with Fincke, Lonchakov and Garriott aboard. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov