Stock Photo - - At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews for Expedition 22 meet with Russian space officials in their suit up and integration facility after inspecting their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft on Dec. 10, 2009. From left to right are prime crew members NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. Creamer, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and their backups, NASA's Doug Wheelock, Russian Anton Shkaplerov and Japan's Satoshi Furakawa. Launch of Creamer, Kotov and Noguchi to the International Space Station is scheduled for December 21, 2009 to begin a six-month stay on the complex. They will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and Russian cosmonaut Max Suraev, who have been on the station since October. Victor Zelentsov

Stock Photo: - At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the prime and backup crews for Expedition 22 meet with Russian space officials in their suit up and integration.

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