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December 4, 2013
(7 July 2012) --- In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the backup Expedition 32 crew members strike a pose July 7, 2012 in front of a statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space, as they toured the town near the Cosmodrome from which the prime crew members --- NASA's Sunita Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- are scheduled to launch July 15 (Kazakhstan time) to the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft. From left to right, the backup crew members pictured are Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov