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September 18, 2013
(7 March 2013) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia, Expedition 35/36 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA (far left) answers a question during a pre-launch news conference March 7. From Cassidy's left down the row looking on are Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, GCTC Director Sergei Krikalev, backup Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, backup Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, backup Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA and an unidentified interpreter. Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin are in the final stages of training for their launch to the International Space Station March 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo credit: NASA

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