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International Space Station Imagery
The Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle launches
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JSC2003-E-60961 (18 October 2003) --- The Soyuz TMA-3 vehicle launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan October 18, 2003, carrying astronaut C. Michael Foale, Expedition 8 mission commander and NASA ISS science officer; cosmonaut Alexander Y. Kaleri, Soyuz commander and flight engineer; and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain to the International Space Station (ISS). The trio will arrive at the ISS October 20, as Foale and Kaleri take over command of Station operations for the next 6 1/2 months. Duque will return to Earth October 28 with cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 mission commander, and astronaut Edward T. Lu, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, in another Soyuz capsule already docked to the ISS. Kaleri and Malenchenko represent Rosaviakosmos. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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