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Soyuz TMA-11 prime and backup crewmembers participate in the traditional flag-raising ceremony
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JSC2007-E-48363 (29 Sept. 2007) --- Soyuz TMA-11 prime and backup crewmembers participate in the traditional flag-raising ceremony at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan as they prepare for their launch scheduled for Oct. 10 on a Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft to the International Space Station. From the left are NASA astronauts Peggy A. Whitson and Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, Expedition 16 prime and backup commander, respectively; cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; Malaysian spaceflight participants Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and Faiz Khaleed (backup); and cosmonaut Salizan S. Sharipov, backup Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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