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ISS032-E-010649

December 6, 2013
(28 July 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka (right), Expedition 32 commander; and Yuri Malenchenko, flight engineer, are pictured near the manual TORU docking system controls in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station following the approach and re-docking operations of the unpiloted Progress 47 resupply vehicle on July 28, 2012. The Progress temporarily undocked from the station's Pirs Docking Compartment on July 22 in order to perform a series of engineering tests during re-docking designed to verify an upgraded automated rendezvous system that will facilitate future dockings of Russian vehicles to the space station. The cargo ship re-docked at 9:01 p.m. (EDT) on July 28 in a test of the new Kurs-NA automated rendezvous system. Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, flight engineer, is visible in the background.