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Photo-iss008e22361
International Space Station Imagery
Astronaut Michael Foale, cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and astronaut Andre Kuipers
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ISS008-E-22361 (27 April 2004) --- Astronaut C. Michael Foale (left), Expedition 8 commander and NASA ISS science officer; cosmonaut Alexander Y. Kaleri, flight engineer (FE) representing Russia’s Federal Space Agency; and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands participate in the Soyuz descent training exercise, which is standard procedure for each crew returning on a Soyuz. During the descent, Kaleri, as Soyuz commander, will occupy the middle couch, with FE-1 Kuipers in the left seat and FE-2 Foale in the Descent Module’s right “Kazbek” couch. The ISS Soyuz 7 is scheduled to undock from the Station at 3:52 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, April 29.

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