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International Space Station Imagery
The Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft
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JSC2007-E-50762 (7 Oct. 2007) --- Russian specialists make final preparations on the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft scheduled to launch Oct. 10 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson, Expedition 16 commander; cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to the International Space Station. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station. Shukor, who is flying under an agreement between Malaysia and the Russian Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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