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(27 Nov. 2012) --- At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 34 backup crew members pose for pictures in front of a Soyuz spacecraft mock-up Nov. 27, 2012 at the start of two days of certification exams. NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg (left), Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency (right) were joined by prime crew members Tom Marshburn of NASA, cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, who are preparing for launch scheduled for Dec. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft for 5 ½ months on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

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