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Photo-jsc2004e19664
International Space Station Imagery
Astronauts Mike Fincke and Andre Kuipers
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JSC2004-E-19664 (13 April 2004) --- Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke (standing), Expedition 9 NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer and flight engineer; European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands are pictured onboard their bus after arrival at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, six days prior to their scheduled launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-4 vehicle. Fincke and Kuipers along with cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka, Russia’s Federal Space Agency Expedition 9 mission commander, are scheduled to launch on April 19, 2004, to the ISS for arrival on April 21. Padalka and Fincke will spend six months on the ISS, replacing the Expedition 8 crew, which has been aboard the Station since October 20, 2003. Kuipers, who is flying under a commercial contract between ESA and Russia’s Federal Space Agency, will return to Earth with the Expedition 8 crew on April 30, 2004. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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