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Expedition 24 Prelaunch Preparations
06.07.10
Soyuz TMA-19 prime and backup crews
JSC2010-E-089910 (31 May 2010) --- The prime and backup crews for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station conduct their ceremonial tour of Red Square May 31, 2010 prior to flying to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final prelaunch preparations. From left to right are prime crew members -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander; and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, flight engineer -- along with backup crew members -- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitri Kondratiev and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Wheelock, Walker and Yurchikhin are scheduled to lift off June 15 to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll

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JSC2010-E-089911 (31 May 2010) --- The prime crew for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station conducts its ceremonial tour of Red Square May 31, 2010 prior to flying to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final prelaunch preparations. From left to right are prime crew members -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander; and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, flight engineer. They are scheduled to lift off June 15 to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll


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JSC2010-E-089912 (31 May 2010) --- At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, Expedition 24 flight engineer, pays homage to Russian space icons during a traditional laying of flowers in Red Square May 31, 2010. Walker, along with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander; and NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, flight engineer, are scheduled to launch June 15 in the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station. In the background on hand to participate in the traditional ceremony were the backup crew members (from right to left), Russian cosmonaut Dmitri Kondratiev, NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency, along with NASA official Mark Thiessen. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll


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JSC2010-E-089913 (31 May 2010) --- At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer, pays homage to Russian space icons buried in Red Square during a traditional laying of flowers in Red Square May 31, 2010. Wheelock, along with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander, and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, flight engineer, are scheduled to launch June 15 in the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll


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JSC2010-E-089915 (5 June 2010) --- The prime and backup crews for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station participate in the traditional flag-raising ceremony outside the Cosmonaut Hotel for final prelaunch preparations. From left to right are prime crew members -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander; and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, flight engineer -- along with backup crew members -- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitri Kondratiev and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Wheelock, Walker and Yurchikhin are scheduled to lift off June 15 to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov


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JSC2010-E-089916 (5 June 2010) --- The prime and backup crews for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station participate in the traditional flag-raising ceremony outside the Cosmonaut Hotel for final prelaunch preparations. From left to right are prime crew members -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, flight engineer; Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander; and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, flight engineer -- along with backup crew members -- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitri Kondratiev and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Wheelock, Walker and Yurchikhin are scheduled to lift off June 15 to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov


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JSC2010-E-089914 (5 June 2010) --- Three prime crew members and their backups for Expedition 24 participate in the traditional flag raising ceremony at the Cosmonaut Hotel, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. At left, NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker, prime crew flight engineers, hoist the American flag, while at center, Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander, and his backup Dmitri Kondratiev raise the Russian flag; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, backup flight engineers, raise the flag of Kazakhstan. Yurchikhin, Wheelock and Walker are scheduled to launch June 15 in the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft from Baikonur bound for the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov


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JSC2010-E-090068 (31 May 2010) --- At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander, pays homage to Russian space icons buried in Red Square during a traditional laying of flowers May 31, 2010. NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker, along with Yurchikhin, are scheduled to launch June 15 in the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll


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JSC2010-E-090069 (31 May 2010) --- At the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer, pays homage to the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, during a traditional laying of flowers in Red Square May 31, 2010. Wheelock, along with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz commander, and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker , flight engineer, are scheduled to launch June 15 in the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll