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(9 Dec. 2012) --- In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 34 backup crew members Karen Nyberg of NASA (left), Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency (center) and Fyodor Yurchikhin (right) view an exhibit honoring the Space Shuttle Program Dec. 9, 2012 during a traditional tour of the city. Nyberg flew on the STS-124 mission of the shuttle Discovery in 2008 and Yurchikhin flew on the shuttle Atlantis in 2002. Prime crew members Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency are scheduled to launch Dec. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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