Mission to Space Station: Expedition 36 Crew Photos

Service Arms Raised Around Expedition 36 Soyuz Rocket

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The service arms are raised into position around the Soyuz rocket, with the TMA-09M spacecraft, after arriving at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad by train, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 36 Crew Gives Thumbs Up

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, Flight Engineers; Karen Nyberg of NASA, left, and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, give a thumbs up after the crew's press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel, Monday, May 27, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Blessing of the Media

NASA/Bill Ingalls

An Orthodox priest blesses members of the media shortly after having blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on Monday, May 27, 2013 in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft for Expedition 36

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is raised into vertical position after arriving at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad by train, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Luca Parmitano on Space Station Robotic Arm

NASA TV

European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano is moved from one point to the next during his first spacewalk via the International Space Station's robotic arm. Image released on July 9, 2013.

Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft Rolled Out

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 36 Soyuz TMA-09M Rollout

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Russian Flag Day in Space

NASA TV

A cosmonaut holds a Russian flag during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station in honor of Russian Flag Day on Aug. 22, 2013.

Cosmonaut Spacewalker: Fyodor Yurchikhin

NASA TV

Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin works outside the International Space Station, with the Earth far below, in this still from a NASA broadcast on Aug. 16, 2013.

Astronaut Luca Parmitano in Spacesuit

NASA

Clad in a white spacesuit with his country's green, white and red flag decorating his left shoulder, Luca Parmitano emerged from the International Space Station to become Italy's first astronaut to walk in space on July 9, 2013. Prior to his excursion, Parmitano shared a taste of his home country with his crewmates.

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