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New Crew to Space Station on This Week @NASA

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin is shown launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. There, Padalka, Acaba and Revin are joining up with their Expedition 31 crewmates already aboard the ISS, Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers; they've been on the outpost since December. Also, SpaceX continues its preparations for the planned May 19 launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and unmanned Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, new findings about the asteroid Vesta by NASA's DAWN spacecraft and more!
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