Expedition 31/32 - Crew Activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Print
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Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:34


At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin participated in a variety of activities from May 2-10, as they prepared for their May 15 local time launch to the International Space Station. The footage includes the crew’s arrival in Baikonur, fit checks in the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft, the raising of flags outside the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters, the encapsulation of the Soyuz vehicle within its rocket, and other traditional activities. The video also features the backup crew members, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin, who also participated in Russian Victory Day celebrations in Baikonur on May 9.


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