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(5 Dec. 2010) --- The Expedition 26 backup and prime crews attend ceremonies outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Dec. 5, 2010 for the traditional raising of flags that is part of their prelaunch activities. From left to right are backup NASA flight engineer Mike Fossum, backup Soyuz commander Anatoly Ivanishin, backup flight engineer Satoshi Furukawa of JAXA, prime NASA flight engineer Catherine (Cady) Coleman, prime Soyuz commander Dmitry Kondratyev and prime European Space Agency flight engineer Paolo Nespoli. Coleman, Kondratyev and Nespoli are scheduled to launch Dec. 16 (Kazakhstan time) in their Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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