At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 26 Soyuz Commander Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Flight Engineer Cady Coleman and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli participated in a variety of activities from Dec. 3-10, 2010. They prepared for launch Dec. 16, Baikonur time, in their Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft to the International Space Station. The footage includes the crew members' arrival in Baikonur, their suited and unsuited fit checks in their Soyuz spacecraft, the raising of flags outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters, and other traditional activities.
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