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Photos: Space Station's Expedition 32 Mission

Red Square and Kremlin

NASA

With St. Basil's Cathedral in the background, Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Sunita Williams of NASA prepares to lay flowers at the Kremlin Wall in Red Square in Moscow where Russian space icons are interred June 22, 2012 as part of the traditional ceremonies prior to launch scheduled for July 15 (Kazakhstan time) to the International Space Station.

Hoshide Buoyancy Training

NASA

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Expedition 32/33 flight engineer; attired in a training version of his Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit, is submerged in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near NASA's Johnson Space Center. This image was taken Jan. 11, 2012.

Expedition 32 Patch

NASA

This patch represents the 32nd expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) and the significance of the science being conducted there for current and future generations. The image was released in September 2011.

Expedition 32 Docking with ISS

NASA/Carla Cioffi

View from the balcony of the Russian Mission Control Center shows a photo of the Expedition 32 crew members gathered together on July 17, 2012 in Korolev, Russia.

Expedition 32 Docking with ISS

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Sunita Williams is seen on the TV screen at the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia a few hours after the Soyuz TMA-05M docked to the International Space Station on July 17, 2012.

Expedition 32 Docking with ISS

NASA/Carla Cioffi

View from the balcony of the Russian Mission Control Center shows live television of the Expedition 32 crew members gathered together on the International Space Station a few hours after the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft docked on July 17, 2012 in Korolev, Russia.

Cosmonauts Ride Space Crane: Aug. 20, 2012

NASA TV

Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka (left) and Yuri Malenchenko work to move a crane outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on Aug. 20, 2012, in this still image from a video camera on the station.

Expedition 32 Docking with ISS

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Sunita Williams’ sister and friend brought a photo of William’s dog “Gorby” in support of her arrival to the International Space Station on July 17, 2012 at the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia.

Progress 47 Departs

NASA

The unpiloted Russian Progress 47 supply vehicle departs from the International Space Station on July 30, 2012.

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