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November 16, 2013
(21 Sept. 2012) --- Russian engineers and instructors monitor their consoles as overhead television screens show the Expedition 33/34 prime crew members conducting final qualification exams Sept. 21, 2012 in a Soyuz vehicle mock-up at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The crew members, Kevin Ford of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, were in the final stages of training for their scheduled launch Oct. 23 in the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

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