March 24, 2010

Expedition 23 Crew Leaves for Launch Site

Expedition 23 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Mikhail Kornienko and Tracy Caldwell Dyson departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to train for their launch to the International Space Station in their Soyuz capsule on April 2. Before leaving, the trio participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow March 22. In Baikonur, theyll conduct a series of prelaunch activities in preparation for liftoff to the orbital outpost. Credit: NASA

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