Boarding for Launch: Expedition 41 Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (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 launch, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Samokutyaev, Serova, and Wilmore will spend the next five and a half months aboard the International Space Station. Serova will become the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to live and work on the station.
Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
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