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December 4, 2013
(7 July 2012) --- In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the backup Expedition 32 crew members are treated to a traditional Kazakh meal in ceremonial garb in a "yurt" or native hut July 7, 2012 as part of the prelaunch ceremonies that will lead to the scheduled launch of the prime crew --- NASA's Sunita Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency --- to the International Space Station July 15 (Kazakhstan time) in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft. Enjoying a free afternoon in Baikonur were backup Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (second from the left), NASA's Tom Marshburn (second from the right) and Russian Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko (far right). Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov


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