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Photo-iss023e017227
International Space Station Imagery
Oleg Kotov opens the hatch
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ISS023-E-017227 (4 April 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23 commander, opens the hatch between the International Space Station and the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft as the three new Expedition 23 crew members prepare to ingress the station. Docking occurred at 1:25 a.m. (EDT) on April 4, 2010, and the hatches between the Soyuz and the station were opened at 3:19 a.m. Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, flight engineer, are visible in the background. Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, is out of frame.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 10/30/2012
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