On Tuesday, a rocket "Soyuz" with three crew members on board was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and went to the International Space Station. The crew of the Soyuz will join three other astronauts, who are already in orbit. All six astronauts entered the crew of Expedition 27 "- the 27th long mission, which will last six months, starting from March 16. In anticipation of a 50-year anniversary of the first flight into space, Yuri Gagarin committed on 12 April, and in honor of the completion of the flight the U.S. shuttle program suggest you look at the pictures of the last, the 26th, the mission and the preparation that took place on earth as in the U.S. and Baikonur. During the flight, the crew conducted dozens of experiments, the station was attached to the new module, and the shuttle «Discovery» visited the station last time. Expedition 26 launched in November last year. It was led by Commander Scott Kelly, son kongressmenshi Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded during the assassination attempt in January.

 Rocket booster Soyuz-FG Soyuz TMA-21 launches with a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 5. On Russian spacecraft to the station flying astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev and Andrei Borisenko.

 Layout of the International Space Station in the pool training center for Russian cosmonauts at Star City on February 18.
Trainees in space suits to workout with divers in the Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City on February 18. 
 Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev cabin centrifuge during training for flight in Star cities
 General view of a centrifuge used to train astronauts.

 One of the crew members - an American, Ron Garan - before the last pre-flight test in a model of the Soyuz TMA "in Star City.
ISS above the Earth. Picture taken by a crew member shuttle «Discovery», after distancing the shuttle to the station on March 7
 The Soyuz TMA-19 is removed from the ISS on Nov. 25, 2010. On board the crew of three - NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock (captain), NASA astronaut Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (both flight engineers). Yurchikhin operated vehicle during undocking from the module "Dawn " at 8:23. 
 European Space Agency astronaut and engineer of Expedition 26 Paolo Nespoli in the box at the ISS Dome
Expedition 26 crew member used the effect of fish-eye to make this shot at the ISS Dome.
Clouds lined the horizon at sunrise over the Caribbean Sea. Photo taken from the ISS on Dec. 19. (NASA)
Part of the ISS in the night Chicago on February 12. (NASA)
European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli during work with the module svetoluchevoy microscopy in the laboratory «Destiny» to the ISS on March 1. (NASA)
 Shuttle «Discovery» against the backdrop of the Earth is approaching the ISS for docking on February 26.
 Lightning in the cloud ridge above the town in South America. (NASA)
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli and NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman manages the Canadarm2 in the dome of the ISS to move the Japanese transport apparatus «Kounotori2 H-II» from the lowest point of the node in the zenith port on 18 February. (NASA)
 Nose and lower part of the space shuttle «Discovery» during the inspection of an approaching vehicle STS-133 before docking with the ISS on 26 February. (NASA)
NASA astronaut Cady Coleman opens the container with a dexterous humanoid Robonaut-helper 2 in the laboratory «Destiny» to the ISS on March 15. (NASA)
Astronaut Scott Kelly (Commander of Expedition 26) with a robotic assistant Robonaut 2 on the ISS. 
ISS after undocking from the space shuttle «Discovery» March 7.
 Astronaut Paolo Nespoli tying shoelaces in weightlessness before using the device aRED to the ISS on January 13.
 Montreal Night with altitude of the International Space Station on Christmas Eve on December 24. At that time, as has been made ​​this picture, the ISS was over the border of Pennsylvania and New York. (NASA)
Astronaut Alvin Drew in the gateway "Quest" on the ISS before starting work in the open space on February 28.
 NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew practically invisible against the background of this wreath designs during the first spacewalk on the ISS on February 28. During the 6-hour operation Bowen and Drew set extension cable power, removed the failed ammonia pump to later return it to Earth, set the camera on the right farm, lengthened the Mobile Transporter rail and conducted an experiment "Message in a Bottle. "
 Flax crew in 1926 did it launch the photo «Ariane 5 ", barely visible in the distance, after the launch from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Johannes Kepler on a rocket headed into orbit and successfully docked with the ISS. The ship was flying eight days to dock with the station, and arrived on February 24 with the fuel, air and cargo weight of 7000 kg.
 Members of the Expedition 26 watching the actions of Kennedy Space Center on the ISS by the shuttle launch «Discovery». Left to right: Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka (both engineers), NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (Commander), Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli (both flight engineers).

 Russian capsule Soyuz with cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kareli and American Scott Kelly landed on the snow-covered field near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, March 16. The astronauts successfully landed in the snowy steppes of central Kazakhstan, after five months on the ISS.
 Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka (right) and Alexander Kareli (center) and U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly in the Soyuz TMA-01M "soon after landing near the town of Arkalyk.
 Russian support staff helps members of the crew of the Soyuz TMA-01M "get out of the capsule shortly after landing.
Expedition 26 commander Scott Kelly at the Russian spsatelnom helicopter before 2-hour flight in Kostanay, Kazakhstan, March 16. On hand at the Kelley Blue bracelet with a peace symbol, heart and the word "Gabby" - diminutive name of the daughter, Gabrielle Giffords kongressmenshi, wounded in a failed murder attempt.
. Russian policeman in front of the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-21 ", which are transported to the launch platform for the Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 2. The crew of the ISS - Astronaut Ronald Garan and his Russian colleague Alexander Samokutyaev and Andrei Borisenko went to the ISS on this ship on April 5.
Photo from multiple exposures, which rise to towers of service of the Soyuz TMA-21 ", which brings a new crew to the ISS.
Orthodox priest blesses the cosmonauts of the Soyuz TMA-21 "before the flight to the ISS on April 3.
 Work examines the Soyuz TMA-21 "on the launch platform Baikonur before the launch on April 5.

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