Inside Soyuz TMA-12M

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Soyuz TMA-12M

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 39/40 Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA poses for a picture in the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft during a fit check dress rehearsal exercise March 14 that is part of the final training for the crew.

Swanson, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station March 26 (Kazakh time) for the start of a six-month mission.

JSC2014-E-026285 (14 March 2014) -- Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov Larger image

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