Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes, and Expedition 13 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams, pose for the media during a tour of the Soyuz assembly building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket will launch the trio to the International Space Station on Wednesday, March 29. Vinogradov and Williams will begin a six-month stay on the orbital outpost, replacing the Expedition 12 crew -- Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev. Pontes will spend eight days on the station before returning with McArthur and Tokarev.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls