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Soyuz TMA-15 crew and back-up crew at the pre-launch press conference
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- Title Soyuz TMA-15 crew and back-up crew at the pre-launch press conference
- Released 26/05/2009 3:23 pm
- Copyright ESA - S. Corvaja, 2009
Soyuz TMA-15 crew at the pre-launch press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on 26 May 2009. The Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft is scheduled for launch at 12:34 CEST on 27 May 2009. Left to right: Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield (back-up to Thirsk), Russian cosmonaut Dmitri Kondratiev (back-up to Romanenko) and ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers (back-up to De Winne).