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Expedition 23 Flag Raising Ceremony
03.23.10
JSC2010-E-041941 -- Alexander Skvortsov (left), Mikhail Kornienko and Tracy Caldwell Dyson
JSC2010-E-041941 (23 March 2010) --- Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (left), Expedition 23 Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer; along with NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, flight engineer, attend the ceremonial raising of U.S. and Russian flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan March 23, 2010. They are preparing for launch April 2 on the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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JSC2010-E-041940 (23 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (center), Expedition 23 flight engineer, raises the U.S. flag in front of the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan March 23, 2010 as part of the ceremonial activities that will lead to her launch along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, April 2 to the International Space Station on the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft. Also seen are NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (back to camera on left), backup flight engineer; and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyayev (right), backup Soyuz commander. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov