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One Year in Space: Epic Space Station Mission in Photos

Shooting Some Pool

NASA/Bill Ingalls

On March 19, 2015, Expedition 43 NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, left, played pool with Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 43 Crew Behind Glass

NASA/Bill Ingalls

On March 21, 2015, members of the media record Expedition 43 NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) working on Soyuz training at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 43 Crew Lunch

NASA/Bill Ingalls

On March 19, 2015, Expedition 43 prime crew, (from left) NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) Flight Surgeon Alexey Grishin (at head of table), Expedition 43 back up crew members, Sergei Volkov, and Alexey Ovchinin, Roscosmos, and Jeff Williams, NASA, eat lunch at the Zvjozdnyj Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 43 Soyuz Assembly

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

The Soyuz rocket and Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft that will carry the one-year crew to the International Space Station are assembled at Building 112 on the Baikonur Cosmodrome on March 24, 2015, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 43 Soyuz Check

NASA/Bill Ingalls

On March 23, 2015, Expedition 43 Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, left, and Gennady Padalka, of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly answered questions from members of the press after having completed the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft final check at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 43 Soyuz Assembly (Rear View)

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

The Soyuz rocket and Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft that will carry the one-year crew to the International Space Station are assembled at Building 112 on the Baikonur Cosmodrome on March 24, 2015, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TMA-16M Spacecraft Lowered for Encapsulation

NASA/Bill Ingalls

On March 20, 2015, the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft was lowered into position for encapsulation with its fairing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

One Year Space Station Crew

NASA

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscsomos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will work for a year on the space station.

Kornienko and Kelly During UNESCO Press Conference

RSA

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko participate in a press conference on Dec. 18, 2014, at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris, France.

One-Year Mission Patch

NASA (via Twitter as @NASA)

NASA tweeted this image of the one-year mission patch on Jan. 15, 2015.

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