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´╗┐Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano
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JSC2013-E-033435 (16 May 2013) --- Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency (right) says goodbye to his daughter May 16 before boarding a bus at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Parmitano, Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin flew to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final preparations for launch on May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft. The three will spend 5 ┬Ż months on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

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