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Soyuz TMA-17 Prepped for Launch
12.18.09
JSC2009-E-286276 -- Soyuz TMA-17
JSC2009-E-286276 (18 Dec. 2009) --- The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Soyuz commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, flight engineer, is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2009 at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time. Photo credit NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2009-E-286277 (18 Dec. 2009) --- The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Soyuz commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, flight engineer, is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2009 at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time. Photo credit NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2009-E-286278 (18 Dec. 2009) --- The flags of Russia, Japan, the United States and Kazakhstan are seen flying shortly after the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft was raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Soyuz commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, flight engineer, is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2009 at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time. Photo credit NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2009-E-286279 (18 Dec. 2009) --- The Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft is raised into vertical position at the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on Dec. 18, 2009. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 22 NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Soyuz commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, flight engineer, is scheduled for Dec. 21, 2009 at 3:52 a.m. Kazakhstan time. Photo credit NASA/Bill Ingalls