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Expedition 23 Post Landing
06.07.10
JSC2010-E-089968 -- Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov
JSC2010-E-089968 (2 June 2010) --- At Chkalovsky Airbase outside Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23 commander, is greeted at the foot of the stairs of the plane that brought him home from Kazakhstan June 2, 2010. Kotov, along with NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, both flight engineers, landed in the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft earlier in the day to wrap up 163 days in space. Kotov is assisted by Alexei Krasnov (right), the head of Piloted Programs for the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll

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JSC2010-E-089967 (2 June 2010) --- At Chkalovsky Airbase outside Star City, Russia, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23 commander, is assisted down the stairs of the plane that brought him home from Kazakhstan June 2, 2010. Kotov, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer and Japan Aerospace Exploration agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, both flight engineers, landed in the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft earlier in the day to wrap up 163 days in space. Kotov is flanked by Chief Cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko (left) and Alexei Krasnov, the head of Piloted Programs for the Russian Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll