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Space Photos: German Astronaut Alexander Gerst's Blue Dot Flight

Checking out the TMA-13M Soyuz

ESA-S Corvaja

Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image on his Flickr page saying, “checking out our Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that will take us to the International Space Station in five days.”

Checking out the TMA-13M Soyuz From Below

ESA-S Corvaja

Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image on his Flickr page saying, “checking out our Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that will take us to the International Space Station in five days.”

TMA-13M Soyuz Red Engines

ESA-S Corvaja

Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image on his Flickr page saying, “checking out our Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that will take us to the International Space Station in five days.”

Inside the TMA-13M Soyuz

ESA-S Corvaja

Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image on his Flickr page saying, “cramped but OK” as he tests out the Soyuz spacecraft before a trip to the International Space Station.

Inside the Hatch of TMA-13M Soyuz

ESA-S Corvaja

Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image on his Flickr page saying, “checking out our Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that will take us to the International Space Station in five days.”

Climbing Through TMA-13M Soyuz

ESA-S Corvaja

Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image on his Flickr page saying, “checking out our Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that will take us to the International Space Station in five days.”

Astronauts Inside the TMA-13M Soyuz

ESA-S Corvaja

Astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this image on his Flickr page saying, “Me and Reid” inside the Soyuz spacecraft that will take him and astronaut Reid Wiseman to the international space station.

Astronauts Play 'Soccer' Aboard the International Space Station

NASA (via YouTube as ReelNASA)

German astronaut Alexander Gerst (right) lunges at a ball aboard the International Space Station, keeping it from United States astronaut Steve Swanson (left). They will be cheering on their World Cup 2014 teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station. Image taken from a video posted on June 11, 2014, the eve of the World Cup.

Gerst Checks Soyuz Spacecraft on International Space Station

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany poses for a photograph on the International Space Station in July 2014.

'Blue in Blue'

Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst of Germany tweeted a photograph of "Blue in Blue" from the International Space Station on July 22, 2014.

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