Expedition 26 Soyuz Commander Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Flight Engineer Cady Coleman and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow Dec. 3, 2010. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete training for their launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft on Dec. 16, Baikonur time. After arriving in Baikonur, they will conduct a series of prelaunch activities as they prepare for liftoff to the orbital outpost.
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