Photos: Space Station's Expedition 33 Mission

Expedition 33 Crew Members in Front of Yuri Gagarin's Cottage

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

The Expedition 33 prime and backup crews pose for pictures on Oct. 18, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in front of the famed cottage where Yuri Gagarin slept the night before his launch April 12, 1961 aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft to become the first human to fly in space.

Expedition 33 Soyuz Rollout

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz rocket is ready to be erected into position after being rolled out to the launch pad by train, on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for October 23 and will send Expedition 33/34 Flight Engineer Kevin Ford of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin of ROSCOSMOS on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 33 Crew With Capsule

S.P. Korolev RSC "Energia"

The three members of Expedition 33 pose wearing their spacesuits in front of the Soyuz capsule that will transport them to the International Space Station. L to R: American astronaut Kevin Ford (of NASA), Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin. Image released Oct. 10, 2012.

Astronaut Sunita Williams Interview


Expedition 33 commander Sunita "Suni" Williams takes part in an interview with from on board the International Space Station on Oct. 19, 2012.

Astronaut Sunita Williams Snaps a Photo of SpaceX's Dragon


NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 33 commander, uses a still camera to photograph the Canadarm2 robotic arm's Latching End Effector (LEE) from a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station on Oct. 16, 2012.

Suni Williams Photographs Dragon Approach


NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, commander of the International Space Station's Expedition 33 mission, snaps photos of the approaching SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in this still from a TV camera taken on Oct. 10, 2012, as the Dragon capsule neared the station.

Sunita Williams, Joe Acaba and Aki Hoshide


NASA astronauts Sunita Williams (left) and Joe Acaba (center), along with Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide, float inside the International Space Station's cupola in August 2012.

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