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Preparing for the International Space Station

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is lifted on the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is lifted on the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the...more

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is lifted on the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling hangar...more

Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of...more

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew , consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew , consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling...more

Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew , consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of...more

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with NASA astronauts Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel, attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with NASA astronauts Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel, attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission...more

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with NASA astronauts Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel, attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of...more

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, attends the final qualification training for the upcoming...more

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling...more

Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of...more

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (L) and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, who are crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (L) and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, who are crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, attend the final qualification training for their...more

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (L) and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, who are crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56 together with NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of...more

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (C), NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel (R) and Richard Arnold, attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (C), NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel (R) and Richard Arnold, attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star...more

Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (C), NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel (R) and Richard Arnold, attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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