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Photos: Space Station's Expedition 32 Mission

Crew Members Williams, Hoshide, Malenchenko

Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (right), Expedition 32 flight engineer and Expedition 33 commander; along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (left) and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, both Expedition 32/33 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. This image was released on Feb. 22, 2012.

Expedition 32 Soyuz Rocket Rollout

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Large gantry mechanisms on either side of the Soyuz TMA-205M spacecraft are raised into position to secure the rocket at the launch pad on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 32 Soyuz Rocket Rollout

NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is raised into position at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Thursday, July 12, 2012.

After the Fit Check

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide (left) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko (center) and NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams walk by the upper stage of their Soyuz booster rocket in the Integration Facility July 3, 2012 as they completed a suited "fit check".

Suited up in Front of Soyuz

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Sunita Williams (left) of NASA, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko (center) and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency take a moment to pose for photos July 3, 2012 in front of their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft during a suited "fit check" of the vehicle.

Expedition 32 Crew Members Pose at Gagarin Statue

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the backup Expedition 32 crew members strike a pose July 7, 2012 in front of a statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space, as they toured the town near the Cosmodrome.

Expedition 32 Commander Williams Plants a Tree

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Sunita Williams of NASA plants a tree in her name behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan July 9, 2012 as part of the traditional ceremonies leading up to her scheduled launch July 15 (Kazakhstan time) to the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft.

Expedition 32 Soyuz Rocket Rollout

NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is rolled out by train on its way to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Thursday, July 12, 2012.

Soyuz is Readied

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft is readied for its encapsulation into the upper stage of its Soyuz booster July 8, 2012 in advance of its rollout to the launch pad July 12, 2012.

Checking for Leaks in the Suit

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Sunita Williams participates in a leak check of her Russian launch and entry suit July 3, 2012 as part of the suited "fit check" of the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft.

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