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Expedition 23 Preflight Ceremony
03.19.10
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JSC2010-E-041428 (21 March 2010) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 23 flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (second left), Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (center), flight engineer, listen to toasts at a ceremony March 21, 2010, prior to their departure for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final training prior to their launch April 2 on the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft. Attending the ceremony were Russian chief cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko (second from right) and cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, the head of the Cosmonaut Training Center. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll

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JSC2010-E-041431 (21 March 2010) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (in white coat), Expedition 23 flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (center), Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (right), flight engineer, answer questions from reporters in front of Lenin’s statute following a ceremony March 21, 2010, prior to their departure for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final training prior to their launch April 2 on the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft. Also attending were NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (without hat, left), backup flight engineer; and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyayev (to Kelly’s left), backup Soyuz commander. Photo credit: NASA/Steve Munday



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JSC2010-E-041429 (21 March 2010) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 23 flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (center), Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, listen to toasts at a ceremony March 21, 2010, prior to their departure for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final training prior to their launch April 2 on the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll



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JSC2010-E-041427 (21 March 2010) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (center, in white coat), Expedition 23 flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (center), Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (right), flight engineer, answer questions from reporters following a ceremony March 21, 2010, prior to their departure for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final training prior to their launch April 2 on the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft. Also attending were NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (without hat, third from left), backup flight engineer; and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyayev (to Kelly’s left), backup Soyuz commander. Photo credit: NASA/Mark Bowman



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JSC2010-E-041430 (21 March 2010) --- Just back from their return to Earth on March 18, 2010, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev (blue flight suit), Soyuz commander and Expedition 22 flight engineer; and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams (to Suraev’s left), Expedition 22 commander, attended ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia March 21 for Expedition 23 crew members Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko, who flew to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete training for their scheduled launch April 2 on the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll