Expedition 34 Crew Depart for Baikonur Launch Site

Expedition 34/35 Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA and Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia outside Moscow on Dec. 6. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete training for their launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft on Dec. 19. After arriving in Baikonur, they were scheduled to conduct a series of prelaunch activities over the next two weeks as they prepare for liftoff to the orbital outpost. Included in the footage are backup crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA’s Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency.

Source: NASA Television

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