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The Expedition 32/33 backup crew posed as they participated in the second of two days of Soyuz spacecraft qualification exams.

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At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 32/33 backup crew posed for pictures June 20, 2012 as they participated in the second of two days of Soyuz spacecraft qualification exams. Backup Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (left), backup Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA (center) and backup Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko are understudies to the prime crew, NASA Flight Sunita Williams, Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Yuri Malenchenko, who will launch July 15 to the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll

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