January 14, 2014
(27 April 2012) --- Expedition 30 crew members bid farewell to Expedition 31 crew members in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station prior to boarding their Soyuz spacecraft for their trip back to Earth. Pictured (from the left) are Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, Expedition 30 flight engineer; NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander; Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 31 commander; Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer and Soyuz commander; and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers, Expedition 31 flight engineer. NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Expedition 31 flight engineer, is out of frame.
Topics: Expedition 30, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Expedition 29, Soyuz TMA-03M, Expedition 31, Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Kononenko, Daniel C. Burbank, Environment