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The Expedition 38/39 backup crewmembers arrive at the Baikonur Kazakhstan airport in Star City Russia.

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The Expedition 38/39 backup crewmembers arrive at the Baikonur, Kazakhstan airport October 26 after flying from their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (left), Max Suraev (center) and Reid Wiseman of NASA (right) are understudies to the prime crew, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin and Rick Mastracchio of NASA, who will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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