Space Station Photos: Expedition 37 Mission In Orbit (Gallery)

Expedition 37: Soyuz Rocket Rolled Out to Launch Pad

NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad by train on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. [Read the Full Story Here]

Expedition 37 Mission Patch

NASA

This image shows the Expedition 37 mission patch inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. Six stars in this represent the six members of Expedition 37 crew, which includes two cosmonauts with a medical background, as well as a native of Da Vinci's Italy. [Read the Full Story Here]

Expedition 37: Soyuz Blessing

NASA/Carla Cioffi

An Orthodox priest blesses members of the public at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Soyuz launch pad on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Soyuz Rocket Hours Before Scheduled Launch

NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz rocket is seen on its launch hours before its scheduled launch to the International Space Station, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Crew Waves and Gives Thumbs Up

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Expedition 37 NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins, far left, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Russian Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, far right, wave and give two thumbs up following a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Gantry Mechanisms on Soyuz Up Close

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Large gantry mechanisms appear up close on either side of the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft after being raised into position to secure the rocket at the launch pad on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Crew at Press Conference

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Expedition 37 NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins, far left, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, Russian Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, backup crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA, Alexander Skvortsov of Russia and Oleg Artemyev of Russia, far right, are seen posing for a photo following a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Gantry Mechanisms Raised

NASA/Carla Cioffi

This image shows large gantry mechanisms on either side of the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft as they are raised into position to secure the rocket at the launch pad on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Commander and Russian Flight Engineer Share Laugh

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Expedition 37 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, left, and Russian Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy share a laugh at a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Gantry Mechanisms Secure Soyuz Rocket

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Large gantry mechanisms on either side of the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft are raised into position to secure the rocket at the launch pad on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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