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International Space Station Imagery
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JSC2004-E-19663 (13 April 2004) --- Cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka (center bottom of steps in military dress), Russia?s Federal Space Agency Expedition 9 mission commander; astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke (left of Padalka), NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer and flight engineer; and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers (second to right from Padalka) of the Netherlands pose for a group photo with launch officials after arrival at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, six days prior to their scheduled launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-4 vehicle. The trio 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. 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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Earth
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International Space Station (ISS)
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Soyuz TMA-4
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Kazakhstan
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Netherlands
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Russia
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13 April 2004
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April 19, 2004
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April 30, 2004
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October 20, 2003
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2003
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2004
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