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In this handout from the In this handout from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), (L-R) Expedition 43 backup crew members NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin of Roscosmos stand with Expedition 43 prime crew members NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka of Roscosmos, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos as they pose for a photograph in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow as part of traditional pre-launch ceremonies on March 6, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Kelly, Padalka, and Kornienko are preparing for launch to the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan March 28, Kazakh time. As the one-year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth on Soyuz TMA-18M in March 2016.
(March 5, 2015 - Source: Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Images Europe)
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