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November 20, 2013
(25 Sept. 2012) --- With St. Basil's Cathedral providing a fitting backdrop, the Expedition 33 prime crew members arrive at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow's Red Square Sept. 25, 2012 to conduct the traditional laying of flowers at the site where Russian space icons are interred, including Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space, and Sergei Korolev, Russia's Great Designer. From left to right are Russian Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford. The trio is scheduled to launch Oct. 23 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft for a five-month mission on the International Space Station.

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