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Photo Tour: Inside NASA's Johnson Space Center

Outside a Soyuz Spacecraft

Miriam Kramer / SPACE.com

Astronauts use this full-scale model of a Soyuz spacecraft for practice before taking the Russian-built capsule up to the International Space Station.

Inside a Russian Soyuz Spacecraft

Miriam Kramer / SPACE.com

It's a tight squeeze inside the capsule. The three astronauts being sent up are housed in a tiny sphere for the journey into low-Earth orbit.

Full-Scale International Space Station

Miriam Kramer / SPACE.com

The full-scale model of the International Space Station housed at Johnson Space Center is where astronauts train before launching into orbit. The modules are all built to scale, and arranged in the same way they would be in orbit.

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