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European Space Agency Astronaut Luca Parmitano
European Space Agency Astronaut Luca Parmitano

ISS036-E-004758 (29 May 2013) -- European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Expedition 36 flight engineer, translates from the Rassvet Mini-Research Module (MRM1) into the Zarya transfer compartment on the International Space Station after arriving at the orbital outpost on May 29. Parmitano and two other flight engineers - cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg -were launched earlier in the day aboard a Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The trio is slated for a 5 1/2 month stay aboard the station.

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