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International Space Station Imagery
Soyuz TMA-11 prime and backup crewmembers
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JSC2007-E-50926 (9 Oct. 2007) --- Soyuz TMA-11 prime and backup crewmembers are protected behind glass during the State Commission meeting and press conference Oct. 9, 2007 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From the left are Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor; cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson, Expedition 16 commander; NASA astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, backup commander; cosmonaut Salizan S. Sharipov, backup Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and backup Malaysian spaceflight participant Faiz Khaleed. The crew is in preparation for their launch to the International Space Station Oct. 10 in their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station while Shukor will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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