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Expedition 22 Dress Rehearsal
12.10.09
Expedition 22
JSC2009-E-258623 (10 Dec. 2009)--- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer (left), Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency take a moment for photographs following a fit check of their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft at the launch site’s integration facility Dec. 10, 2009. The trio are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station December 21 for a six-month stay on the complex. They will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeffrey Williams of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, who have been on the station since October. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2009-E-258621 (10 Dec. 2009) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 22's astronaut Timothy J. Creamer (left), flight engineer; Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi (right) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency review the status of their spacecraft’s systems following a suited dress rehearsal and fit check at the launch site’s integration facility Dec. 10, 2009. The three are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station December 21 on the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft for a six-month stay on the complex. They will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeffrey Williams of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, who have been on the station since October. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2009-E-258622 (10 Dec. 2009) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer checks out the systems inside the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft during a dress rehearsal at the launch site Dec. 10, 2009 in preparation for launch December 21 to the International Space Station. Creamer will launch with Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for a six-month stay on the complex. They will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeffrey Williams of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, who have been on the station since October. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2009-E-258620 (10 Dec. 2009) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 22 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency undergoes a pressure and leak check of his Russian launch and entry suit Dec. 10, 2009 as he prepares for launch to the International Space Station on the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft December 21. Noguchi will launch with Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and NASA astronaut Timothy J. Creamer, flight engineer, for a six-month stay on the complex. They will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeffrey Williams of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, who have been on the station since October. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2009-E-258619 (10 Dec. 2009)--- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 22 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (left) and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency take a moment during their suited dress rehearsal activities Dec. 10, 2009 as they prepare for launch December 21 along with NASA’s Timothy J. Creamer on the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft to the International Space Station. They will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeffrey Williams of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, who have been on the station since October. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2009-E-258618 (10 Dec. 2009) --– At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews for Expedition 22 meet with Russian space officials in their suit up and integration facility after inspecting their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft on Dec. 10, 2009. From left to right are prime crew members NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and their backups, NASA’s Doug Wheelock, Russian Anton Shkaplerov and Japan’s Satoshi Furakawa. Launch of Creamer, Kotov and Noguchi to the International Space Station is scheduled for December 21, 2009 to begin a six-month stay on the complex. They will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Max Suraev, who have been on the station since October. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov