Stock Photo - Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency poses for pictures Nov. 1 after planting a tree in his name in a ceremonial pre-flight tradition. Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin are preparing for their launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station.Victor Zelentsov

Stock Photo: Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency poses.

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