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Astronaut Luca Parmitano With Soyuz
Astronaut Luca Parmitano With Soyuz

JSC2013-E-048418 (24 May 2013) -- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency boards the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft in the Integration Facility May 24 in support of the final "fit check" dress rehearsal by the prime and backup crews. Parmitano, and his crewmates - Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia -- are preparing for launch May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz to begin a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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