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Koichi Wakata at the billiards table
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JSC2013-E-048265 (22 May 2013) --- In the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency takes a turn at the billiards table May 22 as he, along with Mikhail Tyurin and Rick Mastracchio of NASA, serves as one of the backups to prime Expedition 36/37 crew members Karen Nyberg of NASA, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who are preparing for their launch May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to begin a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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