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Photo-jsc2004e19838
International Space Station Imagery
Astronaut Mike Fincke
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JSC2004-E-19838 (19 April 2004) --- Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer and flight engineer, is assisted up after having his Russian Sokol suit pressure checked prior to launch. Fincke along with cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka, Russia’s Federal Space Agency Expedition 9 mission commander, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Monday, April 19, 2004, to the ISS. 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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