Soyuz MS-01 crew
Tim Peake of the European Space Agency talks on a satellite phone in a chair outside the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft just minutes after he and Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos and Tim Kopra of NASA landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on June 18. Kopra, Peake, and Malenchenko are returning after six months in space where they served as members of the Expedition 46 and 47 crews onboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and  flight engineers Tim Kopra of NASA, center, and  Tim Peake of ESA farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-19M rocket for launch Dec. 15 from Baikonur Cosmodrome. These three astronauts will make their way back to earth this evening. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Soyuz MS-01 crew
At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 48-49 prime crewmembers Kate Rubins of NASA (left), Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos (center) and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right) pose for pictures May 26 during a final qualification exam session. Rubins, Onishi and Ivanishin will launch June 24 on the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four-month mission on the International Space Station.

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Expedition 48-49 prime crewmembers Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left), Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos (center) and Kate Rubins of NASA (right) field questions from reporters May 27 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Rubins, Onishi and Ivanishin will launch July 7 on the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a four-month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll
A Russian Soyuz rocket lifts off May 29 carrying a Glonass navigation satellite. Credit: Video grab
Galileo navigation satellite. Credit: ESA
Artist's view of two Galileo satellites released into orbit. Credit: ESA
Expedition 44 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA has his Russian Sokol suit pressure checked in preparation for his July 22 launch to ISS aboard the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft.  Credit: GCTC/NASA/Irina Peshkova
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NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, center, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Kimiya Yui participate in the second day of qualification exams  May 7 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The Expedition 44/45 trio is preparing for launch to the ISS in their Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft . Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
The 7th and 8th Galileo satellites were released from the four-stage Soyuz-Fregat rocket  into a circular orbit of about 23,522 kilometers in altitude. Credit: ESA
Expedition 41 Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev of Roscosmos, bottom, Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore of NASA, middle, and Flight Engineer Elena Serova of Roscosmos, top, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-14M rocket for a Sept. 25, 2014 launch. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Expedition 41 flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, left, Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, and NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman, sit in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-13M capsule just minutes after they landed in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on  Nov. 10, 2014. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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