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New Expedition 22 Crew Members Launch to the Station
12.21.09
JSC2009-E-286623 -- The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket launches
JSC2009-E-286623 (21 Dec. 2009) --- The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 21, 2009, carrying Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer of the U.S., Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2009-E-286622 (21 Dec. 2009) --- The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 21, 2009, carrying Expedition 22 NASA Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer of the U.S., Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2009-E-286621 (21 Dec. 2009) --- Expedition 22 crew members, seated from left, NASA Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer of the U.S., Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of Russia, and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan; along with their backup crew members, standing from left, NASA's Doug Wheelock, Russian Anton Shkaplerov and Japan's Satoshi Furukawa, pose for a group photo shortly after donning their flight suits a few hours before the scheduled launch of the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Dec. 21, 2009. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2009-E-286619 (19 Dec. 2009) --- Expedition 22 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer (left) of the U.S., Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov (center) of Russia and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan listen to a reporter's question during a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Dec. 19, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Creamer, Kotov and Noguchi is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2009 at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls