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Space Station Photos: Expedition 39 Mission Crew in Orbit

Wakata Performs a VO2max Session

NASA

On Nov. 26, 2013, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer, performs a VO2max session for the SPRINT investigation while using the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation System (CEVIS) in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. VO2max uses the Portable Pulmonary Function System (PPFS), CEVIS, Pulmonary Function System (PFS) gas cylinders and mixing bag system, plus multiple other pieces of hardware to measure oxygen uptake and cardiac output.

Mastracchio Uses Body Mass Measurement Device

NASA

On Nov. 25, 2013, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38 flight engineer, uses a body mass measurement device (BMMD) in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.

Wakata in ISS Hatch

NASA

On Nov. 30, 2013, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer, is pictured in a hatch in the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

Wakata Runs on COLBERT Treadmill in ISS

NASA

On Nov. 14, 2013, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer, equipped with a bungee harness, exercises on the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT) in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station.

Expedition 39 Crew Portrait

NASA

Expedition 39 crew members take a break from training at NASA's Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Pictured on the front row are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata (right), commander; and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, flight engineer. Pictured from the left (back row) are Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Tyurin and NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, all flight engineers. Image released July 13, 2013.

Magic Carpet Ride (in Space)

JAXA

Astronaut Koichi Wakata conducts the "Magic Carpet" activity as part of a session of Try Zero-G experiment on the International Space Station.

Expedition 39/40 Crew With Tsar Cannon

NASA

Taking time out from their ceremonial activities at the Kremlin in Moscow, Expedition 39/40 crewmembers Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos (center) and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos (right) pose for pictures in front of the Tsar Cannon March 6. Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan March 26, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft for a six-month mission. Image released March 6. 2014.

Expedition 39/40 Prime and Backup Crews at Gagarin Museum

NASA

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 39/40 prime and backup crew members pose for pictures at the Gagarin Museum March 6. From left to right are prime crew members Steve Swanson of NASA, Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos, and backup crew members Alexander Samokutyaev of Roscosmos, Elena Serova of Roscosmos and Barry Wilmore of NASA. Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan March 26, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft for a six-month mission. Image released March 6, 2014.

Expedition 39/40 Crew Ready for Qualification Exams

NASA

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia and with the visage of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space, looking down on them, Expedition 39/40 Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos (center) and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos clasp hands March 5 prior to qualification exams. They are preparing for their launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Star City, Russia March 26, Kazakh time, on the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft for a six-month mission. Image released March 5, 2014.

Expedition 38 Crew With Olympic Torch

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, left, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, right, smile and wave as they hold an Olympic torch that will be flown with them to the International Space Station, during a press conference held Wed., Nov. 6, at the Cosmonaut hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

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