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Photos: Space Station's Expedition 37/38 Mission in Pictures

Police Patrol Railroad Tracks

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Police walk along railroad tracks, along with a bomb sniffing dog, ahead of the roll out of the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket to the launch pad on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out to Launch Pad

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is seen in this long-exposure photograph as it is rolled out to the launch pad by train on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Final Prep Before Soyuz Rocket Rollout

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Workers make final preparations to a Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Rocket Undergoes Final Pre-Launch Prep

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

This image shows final preparations to Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Final Pre-Launch Prep to Soyuz Rocket

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Workers make final preparations to the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Soyuz Rocket Preflight: Final Pre-Launch Prep

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft undergoes final pre-launch prep on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket is adorned with the logo of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee and other related artwork to commemorate the launch of the Olympic torch with the crew for a four-day visit to the station. The torch will return to Earth with another trio of station residents on Nov. 11 and will be part of the torch relay that ends with the lighting of the flame at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia Feb. 7 to mark the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Rocket Preflight: Workers Make Final Pre-Launch Prep

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

This image shows the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft undergoing final pre-launch prep on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Workers Make Final Pre-Launch Prep to Soyuz

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

This photo shows the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft as it undergoes final pre-launch prep on Nov. 4, at the Baikonur Cosmodome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Mike Hopkins Captures 'Awesome' Photo of Moonrise on ISS

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This photo of a moonrise was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins on Nov. 12, 2013. “Moonrise on station, different perspective but still awesome,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins on ISS: Clouds Over Red Earth

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This beautiful photo of clouds over a red Earth was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins on Nov. 15, 2013. “Almost looks like a painting with the clouds and red earth in the background. Had to share this one,” Hopkins tweeted.

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