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International Space Station Imagery
Astronaut Mike Fincke and cosmonaut Gennady Padalka
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JSC2004-E-19693 (14 April 2004) --- Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke (left), NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer and flight engineer, and cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka (right), Russia’s Federal Space Agency Expedition 9 mission commander, pose for a photo during a tour of the Soyuz launch pad, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Expedition 9 is 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. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands, 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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